Which or Witch?

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Which or Witch?

What is the difference between "which" and "witch?
  • "Which" is used to ask a question or to present additional information. For example:
    • Which is best?
    • Which team is won?
    • They made lasagne, which I love.
  • A noun "witch" is a woman who performs magic with spells and potions. For example:
    • Witches are commonly portrayed to have wrinkled skin, pimples, and pointy hats.
    which or witch?

    Which

    The 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 determiner. When it is used to give information, it will be a relative pronoun.

    Example sentences with "which":
    • 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.)
    The big question with "which" is whether to precede it with a comma or not.

    Read more about using commas with which.

    Witch

    The noun "witch" denotes a woman who performs magic using spells, potions, and the invocation of spirits.

    Example sentences with "witch":
    • 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 Remember


    Only a "witch" can get an "itch."

    Wh-Pronouns

    "Which" is one of the wh-pronouns. The wh-pronouns are either interrogative pronouns or relative pronouns. Other common ones are:
    • what
    • where
    • when
    • who
    • whom
    • whose
    Interactive Exercise
    Here are three randomly selected questions from a larger exercise, which can be edited, printed to create an exercise worksheet, or sent via email to friends or students.

See Also

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