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'What does NATO stand for' vs 'Where does NATO stand for?'



 
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'What does NATO stand for' vs 'Where does NATO stand for?' #1 (permalink) Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:07 am   'What does NATO stand for' vs 'Where does NATO stand for?'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #93 "Why Questions", question 5

......... does NATO stand for?

(a) What
(b) Which
(c) Where
(d) who

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #93 "Why Questions", answer 5

What does NATO stand for?

Correct answer: (a) What

Your answer was: correct
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why not where?

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'What does NATO stand for' vs 'Where does NATO stand for?' #2 (permalink) Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:54 am   'What does NATO stand for' vs 'Where does NATO stand for?'
 

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The sentence asks for a definition, not a location.
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'What does NATO stand for' vs 'Where does NATO stand for?' #3 (permalink) Fri Jun 15, 2012 14:49 pm   'What does NATO stand for' vs 'Where does NATO stand for?'
 

Please, could someone say to me why cannot be "which" in the question above? Thanks.
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