The word which can be used used to request specifying information (i.e., to ask a question) or to give specifying information. When which is used to ask a question, it will be an interrogative pronoun or an interrogative adjective. When it is used to give information, it will be a relative pronoun.

  • 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 noun witch denotes a woman who performs magic using spells, potions, and the invocation of spirits.

  • Probably the most obvious characteristic of a witch is the ability to cast a spell.
  • From 16451663, about eighty people throughout England's Massachusetts Bay Colony were accused of being witches.

A Quick Test


Only a witch can get an itch.

Which is one of the wh-pronouns. The wh-pronouns are either interrogative pronouns or relative pronouns. Other common ones are:
  • what
  • which
  • where
  • when
  • who
  • whom
  • whose