what or which?
Could you please explain how it's better to say:
what type of configuration would you like?
which type of configuration would you like?
Is there a rule for this? Thanks.
In general, we use "which" instead of "what" when there is an option or choice.
"Which color looks better on me -- red or brown?"
"Which kind of sauce would you like on your pasta?"
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,
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