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Difference between why and what? #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 29, 2007 21:27 pm   Difference between why and what?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #47 "Question Words", question 8

This is ......... I want to be when I grow up.

(a) why
(b) when
(c) which
(d) what

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #47 "Question Words", answer 8

This is what I want to be when I grow up.

Correct answer: (d) what

Your answer was: incorrect
This is why I want to be when I grow up.
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could you please explaine me why answer is what and not why.
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Difference between why and what? #2 (permalink) Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:31 am   Difference between why and what?
 

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'Why I want to be' simply makes no sense, Isram, outside of a philosophical discussion. 'What I want to be' means 'what career I want to pursue'.
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Difference between why and what? #3 (permalink) Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:27 am   Difference between why and what?
 

Hello everyone,

Instead of "What" I've written the word "Which" in this exercise. Could you explaine me why answer is "what" but not "which".
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Difference between why and what? #4 (permalink) Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:30 am   Difference between why and what?
 

Because there are many career opportunities.
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Difference between why and what? #5 (permalink) Tue May 22, 2012 17:38 pm   Difference between why and what?
 

This is ......... I want to be when I grow up.

(a) why
(b) when
(c) which
(d) what

I picked "which" because I thought it mean somewhere. Please explain to me.
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Difference between why and what? #6 (permalink) Tue May 22, 2012 20:28 pm   Difference between why and what?
 

You would have to use a noun after 'which' as in for example:

This is which job I want.

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Difference between why and what? #7 (permalink) Tue May 22, 2012 21:01 pm   Difference between why and what?
 

Thank you so much Sir!
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Difference between why and what? #8 (permalink) Sat Jun 02, 2012 16:15 pm   Difference between why and what?
 

Alan wrote:
You would have to use a noun after 'which' as in for example:

This is which job I want.

Alan

Thank you so much ~Is this discipline can be used any time or just in this case?
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