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Who's or Whose: The Difference With a Simple Explanation

The difference between who's, whose

First "Who's" the acronym connecting words who's it? Or who has it?, secondly "whose" form of possession to whom. They may sound similar, but spelling them correctly can be tricky. 


Who's or Whose


To find out the difference between "who's and whose", read on. 

1. How to use "who's"?

We use "who's" for "who is" and "who has".

Examples of "who is":

  • Who's Adam?
  • He who's born a fool is never cured.
  • He is the wise man who's the honest man.
  • Happy is the man who's living by his hobby.
  • He who's ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning.
  • It is impossible that a man who's false to his friends should be true to his country.
  • A man who's his own lawyer has a fool for his client.
  • He who's afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
  • A wanderer who's determined to reach his destination does not fear the rain.
  • He is wise who's warned by the misfortunes of others.
  • Fall sick and you will see who's your friend and who is not.
  • It really depends on who's in charge.
  • I despise anyone who's cruel to animals.
  • Who is the woman in the black hat?
  • And he said unto him, " who's my neighbor?".

Examples of "who has": 

  • Who's broken the window?
  •  He is rich enough who's true friends.
  • He best can pity who's felt the worse.
  • He who's no shame has no conscience.
  • He who's burnt his mouth blows his soup.
  • A man who's friend must show himself friendly.
  • He who's never hoped can never despair.
  • He who's not tasted bitter knows not what sweet is.
  • The man who's made up his mind to win will never say "impossible".
  • He who's health, has hope, and he who has hope, everything.
  • He dies like a beast who's done no good while he lived.
  • He who's a mind to beat his dog will easily find a stick.
  • He who's done ill once will do it again.
  • Wealth is not his who's it, but his who enjoys it.
  • He who's lost his good name is a dead man among the living.

2. How to use"whose"?

"Whose" is used in the possessive, examples:

  • Whose textbook is this?
  • Whose round is it? 
  • Whose book is this?
  • Whose idea is this?
  • Whose room was this?
  • Whose case is that?
  • Whose house is this?
  • Whose voice is this?
  • Whose baby is that?
  • Going back to whose home?
  • Whose hair is this?
  • Whose angle is that?
  • Whose sins were covered at the Cross?
  • Whose bed is this? 
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