Who's or Whose?

M. P. Moore

Read the statements below carefully and choose the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Who's is a contraction of who (pron.) and is (v.)

Whose means "of or relating to whom or which esp. as possessor or possessors" (adj.)


  1. Jake, (who's/whose) responsibility it was to lead the expedition, mislaid the map.
  2. Links to reference material:
    Do you want to learn more about these words?

    Your answer:


  3. I am confused; (who's/whose) supposed to retrieve the kids from daycare?
  4. Your answer:


  5. The attorney, (who's/whose) scheduled to appear in court to defend his client tomorrow, has been arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property.
  6. Your answer:


  7. Casey, (who's/whose) apartment was destroyed recently by a landslide, has been forced to move in with his parents.
  8. Your answer:


  9. I think she's the one (who's/whose) slated to deliver the next speech.
  10. Your answer:



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