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How to use Who, Whose and Who's

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The many forms of who can be difficult to learn. Particularly as whose and who's sound exactly the same when we say them, but have different meanings and are written differently.

Who – means 'what person'.
Whose – refers to possession and is used with nouns.
Who's – is a contracted form (short form) of 'who is' e.g. "Who's she? (Who is she?)"

Try this quiz to see if you can remember which form to use and when. There are more forms of ‘who’ that even English speakers get confused by, do you know what they are and how to use them?

Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline

Choose the correct who form in each sentence:

  • 1. ___ broke my glasses?




  • 2. ___ the girl on the left?




  • 3. I don't know ___ to talk to.




  • 4. ___ sitting there?




  • 5. ___ chocolate is that?




  • 6. I don't know ___ stole her phone.




  • 7. ___ better at dancing, Emily or Aida?




  • 8. ___ your best friend?




  • 9. ___ left their coat in the changing rooms?




  • 10. ___ surname is Smith?