What should I use? When you ask a person to choose only one kind of thing.

  1. Which one do you like? apples, candies or cookies?


  1. Which ones do you like? apples, candies or cookies?

Which one.

"Which ones" invites multiple answers.

  • Better, I think, is just 'which' (which do you like?). – Michael Harvey Jan 26 '20 at 13:55

'Which ones do you like?' is a general question - we can easily like two or all three of those choices, so inviting 'multiple answers' is not a bad thing. But if I'm offering you one of these things as a snack now, I might ask 'Which one do you like?', but would probably ask 'Which one would you like?'.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.