who's / whose

who's / whose
   Who's is a contraction for who is: Who's going to vote today?
   Whose is the possessive of who meaning "of whom": Whose tickets are these?

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  • who's, whose — Who s is a shortened form of who is : Who s ahead in the office pool? Whose is the possessive case of the pronoun who: Whose shoes are these? Some grammarians formerly insisted that whose should be applied only to persons: The car the body of… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • who's / whose —    Who s is a contraction for who is: Who s going to vote today?    Whose is the possessive of who meaning of whom : Whose tickets are these? …   Confused words

  • whose — See who s, whose …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • who's — See who s, whose …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • whose — [ huz ] function word *** Whose can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (introducing a direct or indirect question): Whose idea was it to come here? (introducing a relative clause): The winner was a Brazilian player, whose name I have… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whose — Who Who, pron. [Possess. {whose}; object. {Whom}.] [OE. who, wha, AS. hw[=a], interrogative pron., neut. hw[ae]t; akin to OFries. hwa, neut. hwet, OS. hw[=e], neut. hwat, D. wie, neut. wat, G. wer, neut. was, OHG. wer, hwer, neut. waz, hwaz, Icel …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • who's — ► CONTRACTION 1) who is. 2) who has. USAGE A common mistake is to confuse who s with whose: who s is a contraction of who is or who has, while whose means ‘belonging to associated with which person’ or ‘of whom o …   English terms dictionary

  • Whose — (h[=oo]z), pron. [OE. whos, whas, AS. hw[ae]s, gen. of hw[=a]. See {Who}.] The possessive case of who or which. See {Who}, and {Which}. [1913 Webster] Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee. Gen. xxiv. 23. [1913 Webster] The question whose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Who — Who, pron. [Possess. {whose}; object. {Whom}.] [OE. who, wha, AS. hw[=a], interrogative pron., neut. hw[ae]t; akin to OFries. hwa, neut. hwet, OS. hw[=e], neut. hwat, D. wie, neut. wat, G. wer, neut. was, OHG. wer, hwer, neut. waz, hwaz, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • who — [ho͞o] pron. [ME who, ho, hwo < OE hwa, masc. & fem., hwæt, neut., who? what? (akin to L qui): for IE base see WHAT] 1. what or which person or persons: used to introduce a direct, indirect, or implied question [who is he? I asked who he was;… …   English World dictionary

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