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Interrogative determiners: 'which' and 'what'

Level: intermediate

The interrogative determiners are which and what.

which is a specific determiner

Here are three books. Which book do you think is the most interesting?
They have four boys. Which boy is the oldest?
I can’t remember which house Janet lives in.
Which restaurant did you go to?


what is a general determiner

What food do you like?
I don’t know what job she does.

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Hello Learn English team!
I have read through the examples given on interrogative determiners, but i can't differentiate using what and which. For example i can't see the differences if i ask which university did you go? and what university did you go?
Thanks & regards.

Hello manyahi!
Often there isn't any important difference betwen the two! In the example you give, both which and what are OK. If it is a very big group you are talking about (like food, for example - think how many different kinds of food there are in the world!), you should use what, but other than that, which and what are both OK for general questions.
Hope that helps!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

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