Wh-questions

Where will you visit? and What will you visit?
Which one is correct?

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  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭
    edited May 27

    Both are correct. Where means 'what place?' and what means 'what thing?'.

    If you are thinking of a place, then you ask 'Where?'. If you are thinking of a thing, you ask 'What?'

    It's often clear from the previous speech. For example

    — We're going sightseeing in Paris?
    — Which sights? What will you visit?

    — We're making a tour of France. We want to see as much of the country as as we can in a week.
    — That sounds interesting. Where will you visit?

    The larger the object, the more likely you are to think of it as a place. The Eiffel Tower, for example, may seem like a thing— possibly (though less likely) as a place. The city of Lyon, for example, almost always seems like a place and not a thing.

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