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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.

Interrogative determiners 1

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Interrogative determiners 2

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Comments

I don't understand why ' what' is used in the question 'what university did you got to'. I thought the question is asking about a 'specific' university which the listener goes to.

Hi,
The word 'specific' refers to the possible options, not to the final result. I would say that it depends on whether the speaker is familiar with all the universities that the listener could have gone to. In reality, many native speakers use the two forms interchangeably.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Some time that when I look at this article, I think that I already know it and no need to learn it again. But this day, when I learned it, I realized that there are so many things I did forgot. Thanks to incidence help me read it one more time. From now on, I will review any grammar points what I though I knew them.

I've enyojed a lot....!! Great idea....

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