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what´s the grammar/ speaking difference between WHICH/ WHAT?
RIDE/ DRIVE
WHAT TIME IS IT? / WHAT IS THE TIME?
Please, if anyone have an answer...will help me a lot!!!
Thanks!!!
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what = the thing that

eg i don't know what you are talking about ?

= I don't know the thing that you are talking about ?

I bought a book which cost $20.

which = book
"What" is one of the most over-used words in the English language. It can be a pronoun; it can be a determiner; it can stand for "that which"; it can be either reflexive or interrogative; it ask a question; it can supply an answer. It can even (as a recent thread revealed) stand for "what kind of".

"Which" has similar properties, but isn't quite so overused.

In general, the distinction is that "what" asks a question to which the answer is expected to be indefinite, whereas "which" asks a question to which the answer is expected to be definite.

I realise this answer may not help much, but because the word is so overused it's the best I can do right now. If you give us some context, we can be more precise in our answers.

Rommie
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There is no difference in actual meaning between "What time is it?" and "What is the time?".

To ride (in a vehicle) is to be a passenger;
To drive (a vehicle) is to be the driver.

Both words have many other meanings also.
Rommie
But you couldn't say, "Can you ride me?", could you?
I might if I wanted sex, but not otherwise.

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I think what you need to say is "Would you give me a lift?". Idiomatic though it may be, that's how you request for someone to drive you somewhere in a vehicle.

Rommie
Thank you very much!!!
Hi Rommie,

Can I say "Would you give me a ride?" instead?
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