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English Basics
Volume 3, Number 11, November 16, 1998

Whose or Who's?

The word whose is a possessive pronoun. Unlike possessive nouns, most possessive pronouns do not use apostrophes.

Example: Whose socks are in the chili?

The word who's is a contraction. It stands for who is or who has.

Example: Please see who's at the door.

Write whose or who's in the blank. The first three have been done for you.

1. We’d like to talk to anyone who’s had the same problem.
2. Who’s the cutest girl in the class?
3. I wonder whose name will be chosen.
4. __________ car is in my space?
5. __________ eating all the cookies?
6. __________ been able to solve the problem?
7. Cassandra might be the one __________ writing those notes.
8. Tell me __________ on our team!
9. We should honor anyone __________ served our nation.
10. This book is for anybody __________ cat can knit.
11. This book is for anybody __________ planning a trip.
12. “__________ idea was it to eat here?” grumbled Mr. Hall.


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