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who's

Syllabification: who's
Pronunciation: /ho͞oz
 
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Definition of who's in English:

contraction

1Who is: who’s that?
More example sentences
  • What's interesting about The Apprentice is that there's no way of knowing who's going to win.
  • Then there's the blogger who's only blogging because he has no one else to turn to.
  • God bless the occasional generous law firm partner who's at home to take the call.
1.1Who has: who’s done the reading?
More example sentences
  • I join the end of the queue, nodding at a former stranger who's almost become a friend over recent months.
  • He looks like an Essex car dealer who's just become an African tribal king.
  • This is all the theory anyway, anyone who's frequented a pub knows that it doesn't really work that way.

Usage

A common written mistake is to confuse who’s with whose. The form who’s represents a contraction of ‘who is’ or ‘who has’: who’s going to feed the dog? I wonder who’s left the light on again? The word whose is a possessive pronoun or adjective: whose is this? whose turn is it?.

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