Weekly Grammar Tip: who’s/whose

What’s the difference between ‘who’s’ and ‘whose’?

WHO’S is the contraction of ‘who is’, which is a state of being, for example: ‘Who’s up for dinner out?’ and ‘Fern, who’s generally awesome, was especially fabulous today’.

WHOSE implies ownership, for example: ‘Whose book is this?’ and ‘If only I could remember whose boots I borrowed’.

Fergal, WHOSE favorite color is pink, always worries about WHO’S going to find out.

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