Which interrogative pronoun should replace the blank space in the following sentence?: ___ would you prefer, coffee or tea?

1 Answer
Mar 20, 2016

Answer:

"Which" should be used.

Explanation:

"What" should be used when there is an unknown or uncountable amount of objects being referred to.

"Which" is used when choosing between a limited number of items.

In this example, there are only two options: coffee or tea. Thus, "which" is used.

We can also use the way you phrased this very question to answer this question: you said, "Which interrogative pronoun..."

Since there are a limited amount of interrogative pronouns to choose from, "which" is used.