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Usage Glossary: A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y


Who's, a contraction of who is, should generally be avoided in formal writing. Whose is the possessive form of who.


Who's planning to teach the Chaos seminar next semester?


Who is scheduled to teach the Chaos seminar next semester?

Whose laboratory will get the new computers?

He is one person whose laboratory will surely get the new computers.

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