What’s the difference between who’s and whose?

Difference between who's and whose
Better English: difference between who’s and whose.

Better English Grammar: difference between who’s and whose

A quick English grammar lesson to help you learn the difference between who’s and whose.


Who’s is the contracted form of who is or less commonly, who has.

Example: Who’s working today? This can also be written as ‘who is working today?’


Whose is the possessive form of who. It means ‘of whom’ or ‘belonging to whom’.

Example: Whose translation is this? We find the easiest way to deal with contractions is that when you see the apostrophe, just expand it in your head. It’s the same with its and it’s. When you expand and read it in your head it’s much easier to decide which word is correct in its given context.

The STAR Team

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