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Difference Between Which and Witch

Main Difference

A comparison note is usually written to differentiate two seemingly alike things. In this case, we have two utmost different things; however, both these words sound the same and are pronounced with the same level of stress. Such words are termed in English grammar as ‘Homophones’, meaning such pairs of words which sound the same in spite the fact having different spellings as well as meanings. Such words mostly cause confusion among the young learners or the ones who are new to learning English Language, specially Grammar. In this case, ‘Which’ is a grammatical word and a relative-pronoun, used to related some details to earlier mentioned noun or pronoun working as subject or object in a sentence. For example, ‘She claimed her car, which was stolen last weekend,’ ‘I returned the pair of shoes, which I borrowed from you earlier.’ Not only its is used to related in a sentence, but it is also used as Interrogative Pronoun, serving to instigate Interrogative Sentences. In such case, ‘Which’ is used at the start of a sentence, working as an Interrogative Pronoun. e.g. ‘Which book did you buy yesterday?’ ‘Which movie do you like the most?’ On the other hand, the second word of the Homophone pair, ‘Witch’, has nothing to do with English Grammar. It is a title given to such a women or female, who practice black-magic, or is a sorceress or a female magician. For example, ‘I saw a flying female having glittering eyes last night and I concluded she was a Witch’, ‘Mothers usually frighten their children by threatening them of Witch’.

Comparison Chart

WitchWhich
A being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil.Which is used to further explain or identify a particular thing.
Appearance
Non existentExisting human
Example
Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something.Which way are you going?
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What is Which?

Which is a Relative Pronoun in English Grammar. It is used in order to add some more details about a thing or person mentioned earlier in the same sentence. The reason why it is termed as relative pronoun is because it relates a noun or pronoun or object to other things needed to be attached with them. Another noteworthy usage of Which is its coming at the beginning of a sentence to convert it Interrogative from Assertive. e.g. ‘Which city did you visit last year’? or ‘Which book have you read recently?’

What is Witch?

The term Witch refers to a female or woman who practice magic or sorcery. Any woman who is said to have magical powers is called a Witch and is normally portrayed as vicious, wicked and ugly and not human being. Basically, Witch stands for ‘Witch meaning a sort of female who practice sorcery or black magic.

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Key Differences

  1. Witch frightens children and often eat them out; Which has no such capabilities, seriously
  2. Witch can cause someone to lost sleep, but Which will give you more details about something
  3. Which is a relative pronoun in English Grammar; Witch is a female who practices sorcery or black magic
  4. Both terms are Homophones, with different spellings and meanings
  5. Witch can be a Noun or Verb; Which works as relative pronoun as well as Interrogative Pronoun

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Conclusion

Even from the names it is obvious that there is no relation between the two terms that are being discussed. Vastly different from each other, they are actually a comparison between a word and a physical form of human being. With any luck, you will be able to understand the difference between them as soon as you read the definitions.

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