Cuales vs Qué quiz question

MissyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Cuales vs Qué quiz question

There was a question in one of the quizzes I took and it led me to this grammar topic (questions with qué):

Which flowers do you prefer?  

¿ _____ flores prefieres ? 

I put cuales in the blank, but was marked wrong, it said the answer was qué

I went to the lesson on cual/cuales (interrogative pronouns) and there was a sample sentence referring to flowers, using cuales prefieres.  

In the English translation to the quiz it uses which and I assumed that a select few flowers were being referred to, thus the answer should be cuales. It is a bit ambiguous. 

Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Missy

There is a note on that part that says:

 "Note that you use qué to say what/which when it is followed by a noun."

So, in Peninsular Spanish, to use cuáles you can't have a name after (although that is correct in Latin America) 

That other sentence you mention: ¿Cuáles prefieres? is not using a noun, therefore cuáles is correct (Which/which ones do you prefer?)

This other lesson will help. Have a look

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

MissyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you for your response, Inma.

That is definitely another difference from Latin American Spanish that I will have to get used to. If I'm not mistaken, you say Cuál comida te gusta? in Latin American Spanish, but I guess you have to say Qué comida te gusta? in Peninsular Spanish. 

InmaKwiziq team member

Yes, that's right, Missy.

Cuales vs Qué quiz question

There was a question in one of the quizzes I took and it led me to this grammar topic (questions with qué):

Which flowers do you prefer?  

¿ _____ flores prefieres ? 

I put cuales in the blank, but was marked wrong, it said the answer was qué

I went to the lesson on cual/cuales (interrogative pronouns) and there was a sample sentence referring to flowers, using cuales prefieres.  

In the English translation to the quiz it uses which and I assumed that a select few flowers were being referred to, thus the answer should be cuales. It is a bit ambiguous. 

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