When we make sentences, choosing the correct grammar is the priority, then some words sound the same but use differently in sentences, and whose who’s are one of them. In this article, we going to discuss the best way to use them depending on the situation. Because these words are always a mix-up. These are the homophone words.

Homophones: “These are the words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling.”

Difference between Whose and who’s

Their difference sums up in whose is a possessive pronoun and whose is a contraction. Now a question arises of what are possessive pronouns and contractions, it indicates the ownership of something and its shorts of who is and who has respectively. It is questionable what it means ‘ownership in the sentence’ and contraction, with these examples all doubts will be clear.

Whose examples:

  • Whose book is this? In this sentence ‘whose’ indicates ownership of a book by a person.
  • Noah didn’t know whose car is parked in front of his house. ‘Whose car’ ownership or a possessive pronoun.
  • Guess whose research paper going to publish internationally. ‘Whose research paper’ ownership.

Whose examples:

Whose is the contraction of who is? It’s the same as she’s for she is and can’t for cannot.

  • Sarah who’s the CEO of the company.
  • Please inform me who’s on duty in the recruitment section.
  • Who’s coming to the party tonight?

These examples conclude that whose is used in belonging of person and who’s simply who is.

Ways to Use Whose In Sentences

Whose is basically a pronoun but technically an adjective that tells what the noun possesses or owns. These kinds of pronouns are used to ask to whom something belongs. It is used in different ways as an adjective, pronoun, association, receiving, and action.

As Pronoun

  • I have found a bag but I don’t know whose it is.
  • She can’t tell whose project was best.

As Adjective: It is used as an interrogative.

  • Who’s gonna attend the party?
  • She was wondered who’s the owner of that shop.

As an association, receiving, and action

  • Fathers whose brave actions saved the whole house need great applause.
  • We visited a rod whose construction was started a week before.
  • Ania, whose brother is a surgeon, also joined the trip.

Ways to Use Who’s in Sentences

Whose is a simple contraction of who is there is no specific definition of it. The apostrophe in who’s replaced by the part of the verb is and has. It is used in different ways as an interrogative and as a relative pronoun and as the third-person singular form.

As interrogative

  • Who’s at the door?
  • Who’s had assignments slides?
  • Who’s there?
  • Who’s going?

As relative pronoun

  • A teacher who’s responsible for educating and disciplining students.
  • She is the only child who’s admired by everyone.
  • I have no idea who’d working tomorrow.

As the third-person singular form: In this the use in present perfect tense or present perfect progressive. Arraignment for present perfect (who’s (who has) + verb) and for present perfect progressive (who’s (who has) + been verb).

     Present perfect tense

  • Who’s written the novel?
  • Who’s arranged the books on the shelf?
  • Who’s attended a concert before?

Present perfect progressive

  • Who’s been your mentor for this consistency?
  • She is the one who’s been visiting this place.

Tricks to Use whose and who’s correctly

We know that both words are puns. And sometimes while in the flow of making sentences we are in trouble selecting the correct word in our sentences. So here we are going to discuss a small trick. In the stuffing of all other grammar, and when there is possession in sentences contraction feels also suitable. One thing to remember is possessive adjectives as apostrophes do not have your, his, our, or there. All you need is to read the sentence, to figure out whether it makes sense and is correct if not then replace who’s with whose and vice versa.

These examples give you a better understanding of the trick that’s coming for dinner. Becomes whose coming for dinner? After replacing who’s with whose, which does not make any sense? Naturally whose possessive form gravitates who’s which is not correct? All you need is to ponder on it. The next example says whose book over there? Could not be replaced with who’s (who is) book over there? Hope your doubts are clear now.

Correct use Wrong use
She can’t tell whose project was best. She can’t tell who’s project was best.
Who’s (who is) the person she decided to recruit Whose person she decided to recruit
We wonder whose wallet is this We wonder who’s (who is) wallet is this
Who’s going? Who’s going?

Brainstorming Exercise

———– Ready for spring break?

An artist ———– essays I really like.

A ———– Dog is that?

Your mother is a person ——— always been in your corner.

Because everyone had the same textbook for class, the teacher asked, “———- text was left on the table?

Answer Key

  • Who’s
  • Whose
  • Whose
  • Who’s
  • Whose

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