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who's/whose

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


Weak

Who's planning to teach the Chaos seminarnext semester?

Improved

Who is scheduled to teach the Chaos seminarnext semester?

Whose laboratory will get the newcomputers?

He is one person whose laboratory willsurely get the new computers.


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