who’s vs whose : Common Errors in English

About who’s vs whose

This is one of those cases where it is important to remember that possessive pronouns never take apostrophes, even though possessive nouns do (see ). “Who’s” always and forever means only “who is,” as in “Who’s that guy with the droopy mustache?” or “who has,” as in “Who’s been eating my porridge?” “Whose” is the possessive form of “who” and is used as follows: “Whose dirty socks are these on the breakfast table?”

who’s in News

  1. Utah woman who’s accused of causing baby brain damage to stand trial

    Utah woman who’s accused of causing baby brain damage to stand trial by Marissa Lang The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 13, 2013 04:45PM MDT The last time Fautima Iftin could eat or cry or laugh, she was 10 weeks old. Fautima will turn 2 next month. The little girl hasn’t moved or taken a breath on her own since September 2011. Prosecutors blame her grandmother, Madina Osman, for shaking the ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. Who’s Your Godfather? Offers For Clearwire Defining Telecom Leaders

    Who’s Your Godfather? Offers For Clearwire Defining Telecom Leaders        
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Tonys 2013: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' wins best revival of a play

    "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 50 th anniversary restaging of Edward Albee’s drama, was named best revival of a play at the 67th Tony Awards, presented Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall.        
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

whose in News

  1. Pa. girl whose transplant plight stirred national debate on organ donation getting new lung

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pa. girl whose transplant plight stirred national debate on organ donation getting new lung.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New Jersey Herald

  2. Tulsa man whose gun conviction was overturned by Supreme Court dies the same day new counts are filed in a drug case

    A local man whose conviction in a federal firearms case was reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1994 and who was charged in April with engaging in a methamphetamine conspiracy died Monday.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Tulsa World

  3. NH firm whose name was used in stock fraud registerd fro 1994-2006

    Wastech International, the company whose name was used in an alleged stock fraud that cost two Port of New Hampshire officials a combined $50,000, was registered in New Hampshire from 1994 to 2006, according to records at the Secretary of State?s Office.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

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