Which or Witch?
The Quick AnswerWhat is the difference between which and witch?
Which is used to request or present specifying information. (It can be used as a pronoun or an adjective.)
- Which is best?
- Which team is won?
- They made lasagne, which is my favorite meal.
- Witches are commonly portrayed to have wrinkled skin, pimples, and pointy hats.
WhichThe word which can be used used to request specifying information (i.e., to ask a question) or to give specifying information. When which is used to ask a question, it will be an interrogative pronoun or an interrogative adjective. When it is used to give information, it will be a relative pronoun.
- Which are acceptable? (Here, which is an interrogative pronoun.)
- Which country held last year's contest? (Here, which is an interrogative adjective that modifies country.)
- The front wheel fell off Paul's new car, which he was driving at the time. (Here, which is being used as a relative pronoun.)
- Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces. (Julius Caesar) (Here, which is being used as a relative pronoun.)
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WitchThe noun witch denotes a woman who performs magic using spells, potions, and the invocation of spirits.
- Probably the most obvious characteristic of a witch is the ability to cast a spell.
- From 1645–1663, about eighty people throughout England's Massachusetts Bay Colony were accused of being witches.
Ways to RememberOnly a witch can get an itch.
Wh-PronounsWhich is one of the wh-pronouns. The wh-pronouns are either interrogative pronouns or relative pronouns. Other common ones are: