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Meaning of whose by Wiktionary Dictionary

whose


    Etymology

    Genitive of who, from Old English hwæs, the genitive of hwa, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /huːz/, X-SAMPA: /hu:z/
      Rhymes: -uːz
    • Homophone: who's

    Pronoun

    whose

    1. Of whom, belonging to whom; used as an interrogative pronoun .
      Whose wallet is this?
    2. Of whom, belonging to whom; used as a relative pronoun .
      This is the man whose dog caused the accident. ( =This man's dog caused the accident. )
    3. ( formerly proscribed ) Of which, belonging to which; used as a relative pronoun .
      We saw several houses whose roofs are falling off. ( =The roofs are falling off several houses we saw. )

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