what or which?

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Could you please explain how it's better to say:

 

what type of configuration would you like?

or
which type of configuration would you like?

 

Is there a rule for this? Thanks.

asked Feb 22 '11 at 10:21 xen New member

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Xen, 

 

In general, we use "which" instead of "what" when there is an option or choice.

 

For example:

 

"Which color looks better on me -- red or brown?"

"Which kind of sauce would you like on your pasta?"

 

NOTE:

In practice (in native speaking countries), both are used frequently ('What kind of cat do you have?').  Technically, this is a mistake, but it's used ALL THE TIME.

 

I hope this helps, 

 

Kim

link comment answered Feb 23 '11 at 12:14 Kimberly Expert
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WHAT TIME IS IT PLEASE?

link comment answered Mar 03 '11 at 12:52 MUHOZI Innocent New member
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What time is it please?

link comment answered Mar 03 '11 at 12:52 MUHOZI Innocent New member

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