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.
There is a note on that part that says:
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.
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.
Yes, that's right, Missy.
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