English Grammar Basic Similar words

The difference between “which” and “witch”

The difference between“Which“y“Witch“

“Which“y“witch“they are easy to confuse because they sound identical (that is, they are perfect homonyms). However, their meanings are very different.

“Which“ is used to ask a question or to present additional information. For example:

  • Which is best? ✔️
  • Which team is won? ✔️
  • They made lasagne, which I love. ✔️

“Witch“ is a woman who performs magic with spells and potions. For example:
She is usually depicted as a witch with wrinkled skin, pimples, and pointed hats.

  • witches is commonly portrayed to have wrinkled skin, pimples, and pointy hats. ✔️


“Which“is used to request specific information (ie to ask a question) or to give specific information.

(When using“which“to ask a question, it will be an interrogative pronoun or an interrogative determiner. When used to give information, it will be a relative pronoun).

Example sentences with“what“:

  • Which are acceptable? ✔️
    (Here,“which“is an interrogative pronoun.)
  • Which country held last year’s contest? ✔️
    (Here,“which“is an interrogative adjective that modifies“country.“)
  • The front wheel fell off Paul’s new car, which he was driving at the time. ✔️
    (Here,“which“is being used as a relative pronoun.)
  • Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces. (Julius Caesar) ✔️
    (Here,“which“is being used as a relative pronoun.)

The big question with“which“is whether to precede it with a comma or not.


The big question with“which“is whether to precede it with a comma or not.
(“Witch“is a noun.)
Examples of sentences with“witch“:

  • Probably the most obvious characteristic of a witch is the ability to cast a spell. ✔️
  • From 1645–1663, about eighty people throughout England’s Massachusetts Bay Colony were accused of being witches. ✔️

Ways to Remember

Only a“witch“can get an“itch.“


“Which“is one of the wh pronouns. The wh pronouns are interrogative pronouns or relative pronouns. Other common ones are:

  • what
  • where
  • when
  • who
  • whom
  • whose

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