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Why is it Wrong to use what in place of which (Context of American English) | Specific to GMAT [duplicate]

(B) According to some analysts, the gains in the stock market reflect growing confidence in the economy to avoid the recession, what many feared earlier in the year, rather to come This is an ...
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which is your favourite game /what is your favourite game [duplicate]

I want to know the difference between what and which, and between who and which For example : what is your favourite game / which is your favourite game
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that vs which vs what [duplicate]

Temporary reopen note: Pleas note that this other question here does not address what or compare it to which or that: When to use “that” and when to use “which”? Original Question Which ...
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“which day is Friday” vs. “what day is Friday”

Thanks to: "Which" vs. "what" — what's the difference and when should you use one or the other? I know that "what" can replace "which" in the examples below. But which ...
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How to phrase a question to know a person's current number in a particular position?

I'm trying to figure out how to phrase a question to know a person's current number in a position. For example: Mr. X is the 15th prime minister of India. What is the correct question to ask ...
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Which vs. What in regards to Continuous Numbers (like Temperature)?

As this question makes clear, "which" is used when there is a set number of choices available, while "what" is used when there is not a set number of choices available. Which term do we use, however, ...
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Usage of “what”

We recently did a test and we stumbled upon the following sentence: This film is better than ... we saw yesterday. With the answers: a, which b, - c, what d, that I choose "what" and the ...
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“This cake, what is my favorite, makes me happy”

Lately I have heard many people using what in place of which in adjectival phrases: This cake, what is my favorite, makes me happy. This cake, which is my favorite, makes me happy. Is ...
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Can we use 'for what' in relative clauses?

I feel that the following sentence is not correct: He wants to paint the walls of his flat, for what he needs the best tools. So 'what' refers to the whole first clause in the sentence. Okay, I ...
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What data or which data?

I want to ask, what/which data different model combinations are using, so do I have to say: Which data is used by the model combinations? or: What data is used by the model combinations?
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“-ing” or “which” for description?

I think this sentence is standard English: 1A. John swung his arm wildly, hitting Jane in the head. And it approximately means: 1B John swung his arm wildly and he hit Jane in the head. ...
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“what” as a form of “which” [duplicate]

Is it standard to use "what" as a form of "which," such as in the sentence: The tour guide let us know what items were permitted to be taken along on the trip. In this instance I prefer "what" ...
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Usage of “Which” and “What” [duplicate]

Which is your most favourite subject in school ? What is your most favourite subject in school ? Which one is acceptable? If both are acceptable, do they have any difference in meaning?
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Use of “What kind”, and “What kind” vs “Which kind”

If we want to know the exact kind of a group of brids, should we say: A: "What is the kind of these birds?" or B: "What kind of birds are these birds"? If the questions above are phrased ...
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“Which” or “what”

Much of (what/which) scientists know about dinosaurs has been recently discovered. The phenomenon of (what/which) are known as corporate networks has also attracted attention. And yes, the ...
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“for which” vs. “for what”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: "Which" vs "what" - what's the difference and when should you use one or the other? Q: What's the rule-of-thumb on "for which" vs. "for what" usage? ...
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“To which extent?” vs. “To what extent?”

Is there a difference in meaning between "to which extent" and "to what extent"? Are they used in different geographical areas?
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“Which” vs. “what” — what's the difference and when should you use one or the other?

Most of the time one or the other feels better, but every so often, "which" vs. "what" trips me up. So, what's the exact difference and when should you use one or the other?