Grammar GuideSpellingWhat is the difference between 'wich' and 'which'?

What is the difference between 'wich' and 'which'?

What is the difference between 'wich' and 'which'?

The words wich and which are often confused because they sound similar. We'll explain the difference.

Which means whichever, any one that when used as a pronoun.

Wich means a bundle of thread when used as a noun.

A good way to remember the difference is Which has two Hs.

Out of the two words, 'which' is the most common. It appears about 15626 times more frequently than 'wich'.



It's easy to misspell the word which, but it is a very different word from wich.

Which is a pronoun and an adjective. It means "what one, whichever, any one." Sometimes it's used in place of "that."

Wich is an obsolete noun that can mean either "a bundle of thread" or "a village or settlement."

Should it be 'the extent to which' or 'the extent to wich'?

The right expression is 'the extent to which'. These phrases are often confused because they have the same pronunciation but different meanings.

Should I use ', in which the' or ', in wich the'?

The correct phrase is ', in which the'. These phrases are often confused because of their similar sound.

Should I use ', which had been' or ', wich had been'?

The correct phrase is ', which had been'. These phrases are often confused because they are homophones.

Should I use 'the way in which' or 'the way in wich'?

The right phrase is 'the way in which'. These phrases are often confused because they have the same pronunciation but different meanings.

Should I use ', which is the' or ', wich is the'?

The correct expression is ', which is the'. These phrases are often confused because they are homophones.

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The definitions in this article were adapted from Wiktionary.

Dictionary Definition of wichDictionary Definition of which

Examples of wich in a sentence

He had a needle wich he put into Black's arms.
- The Collective by Stephen King
She nibbled on her sand wich, and watched him for ten minutes.
- The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
Scone-wich, get it?
- Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong

Examples of which in a sentence

Max particularly liked a Picasso in which a weathered old man cradled a guitar.
- The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
The first of which was the Sudden and Sensuous Kiss.
- Mystery Bride by B. J. Daniels
She glared at me and muttered, “Punk,” which must’ve meant she was in a good mood.
- The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The army then turned to Dalasia, which proved to be an easy conquest.
- Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings
It even has a past, which in this world amounts to a virtual miracle.
- Grand Junction by Maurice G. Dantec
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