Definition of which in English:
interrogative pronoun& determiner
- What do you feel about this friend and which of his or her qualities do you see in yourself?
relative pronoun& determinerBack to top
- The game can also end if the stock runs out of cards, in which case the result is a draw.
- So we do not need to step out of the house for days, which I am so looking forward to.
- Cars go out in the first session in the order in which they finished the previous race.
In US English, it is usually recommended that which be employed only for nonrestrictive (or nonessential) clauses: the horse, which is in the paddock, is six years old (the which clause contains a nonessential fact, noted in passing; the horse would be six years old wherever it was). A that clause is restrictive (or essential), as it identifies a particular thing: the horse that is in the paddock is six years old (not any horse, but the one in the paddock). See also restrictive (usage) and that.
which is which
- Used when two or more people or things are difficult to distinguish from each other: there is no confusion as to which is whichMore example sentences
- And that can make it hard to distinguish which is which.
- The writers suggest ways to distinguish which is which in any given congregation.
- I can't recall offhand which is which (though you could figure it out.
Definition of which in:
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