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息子さんはどちらの学校ヘ通っていますか。

息子さんはどの学校ヘ通っていますか。

Could someone tell me the difference between どの and どちら in this case?

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どちら is more polite and formal than どの.

If the person you are talking to is someone you want to show a level of politeness or respect to then どちら is a good choice. どの would not be considered rude or casual, though.

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    でも・・・"Where do you go to school?" (in the sense of "Which school do you go to?") って聞くとき、「 どちらの学校に通ってい(らっしゃい)ますか。」「 どこの学校に通ってますか。」とは言いますけど、「 どの学校に通ってますか」って言わないですよね・・・
    – chocolate
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 23:13

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