Which or witch?

These sound the same but spelled differently and mean different things - they're homophones.

Let's go over the meanings and patterns.

homophones

Which twin is which?
They look exactly alike to me. How can you tell which is which?
To me there is no confusion as to which is which.
(phrase no question mark)

Which is a question, phrase or pronoun

which for questions
Link it to the other 'wh' question words - which, who, what, why, when, where

Which is which? Which one is which? Which is correct? Which one do you want? Which way is the wind blowing? Which witch is which? Which twin is which? Which cake do you want?
Which would you like, tea or coffee?
Which way did they go?
which of: Which of the secretaries did you talk to?

No question mark when not certain about a specific choice:
They’re all so pretty – I don’t know which one to choose.
It was either whisky or vodka – I forget which.
I don’t know which is worse – spending Christmas alone or watching my friends get drunk.

Phrase - which is which
I don't know which is which.
There is no confusion as to which is which.
And that can make it hard to distinguish which is which.
I can't recall offhand which is which.
It's hard to know which is which.
Which witch is which? question
I don't know which one is which.
Which one do you know?

Direct question: Which is my seat? or “Which is my seat?” she said.
Indirect question: She wondered which was her seat.
She wondered which her seat was.
I asked them which was which
"Which is which?" I asked them
Did he say which hotel he was staying at?
I'm not sure he said which hotel he was staying at.
Which hotel is he staying at?

which for adding more information
Bogart starred in the film Casablanca, which was made in 1942.
A skilled workforce is essential, which is why our training programme is so important.
He showed me round the town, which was very kind of him.
She says it's Charlotte's fault, which is stupid, and that she blames her.
Anyway, that evening, which I'll tell you more about later, I ended up staying at Rachel's place.
in which case (=if this happens): Of course it may rain, in which case we shall have to hold the ceremony indoors.

which pronoun - add information about the thing just mentioned. It is usually used for things, not people:
These are principles which we all believe in.
You know that little Italian restaurant - the one which I mentioned in my letter?
Is that the film in which he kills his mother?
The death of his son was an experience from which he never fully recovered.
It isn't a subject to which I devote a great deal of thought.

Thanks to Oxford Dictionary
Macmillan Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionary

witch or which homophones

witch
witchcraft, witchlike, witch doctor or witch-doctor
witchy, witchier, witchiest

-witch letter patterns
witch, bewitch, twitch, switch

Add -es to make plurals: witches, twitches, switches

Can you think of a memory to help you remember which witch/which is which?
For example, I get an itch and twitch when I see a witch.

Modern witches are the followers of the religion Wicca.
Local witch and high priestess, Maxine Vine, said Halloween is a celebration where the spirit world is at its closest to our world and to forget all the negativity in your life.
She had told him many stories about witches and black magic.
I'm dressing up as a witch for Halloween.
She looks like a right old witch.

Exercise
Type in the correct which/witch. Make sure you use a capital letter, and plural forms where necessary. (Thanks to Oxford and Cambridge Dictionaries for some of these sentences.)

then press Get answer! to see if you are right.

1: The witching hour is midnight, the time when are active.


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3: I live minutes away from the shop run by one Kerry Kulkens, a self-styled white   and ‘Australia's leading psychic astrologer. 

4: These plants need a rich soil retains moisture.


5: In the story, a wicked put a curse on the princess for 100 years. 

6: The Pagan Federation, an umbrella group which represents Druids, shamans, and high priestesses, is now receiving up to 1000 calls a week.


7: She actually likes the man, I find incredible.  


8: Do you know   is the best online dictionary to use?


9: I think she looks like a in that strange pointy hat.

10: hazel is an astringent lotion made from the bark and leaves of the hazel.

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