the exams are closer and closer, what/which makes me a bit nervous

arturolczykowski

Senior Member
Polish
'I'm a student of english ,the exams are closer and closer ,what makes me o bit nervous'.

I am in the middle of discussion about which word should be used in this sentence. In my opinion it should be 'which' instead of 'what' but my adersary in discussion opts for 'what'.

What is your opinion?
 
  • mjscott

    Senior Member
    American English
    Which infers that there are a limited number answers from which to choose.
    Which necktie should I wear?
    What infers that there are an unnumbered quantity of answers which will suffice.
    What should I wear?
     

    nichec

    Senior Member
    Chinese(Taiwan)/English(AE)
    'I'm a student of english ,the exams are closer and closer ,what makes me o bit nervous'.

    I am in the middle of discussion about which word should be used in this sentence. In my opinion it should be 'which' instead of 'what' but my adersary in discussion opts for 'what'.

    What is your opinion?
    I'm with you. I think "which" is the right one here, it stands for "the coming exam"

    If you want to use "what", then you'll have to change the sentence a little: "......,and this is what makes me a bit nervous." "What" stands for "the exams are closer and closer", but then, I would rather say: ".....,and it's making me nervous." in this case.
     
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