"Who's sweater is that?" or "Whose sweater is that?"
11 months ago
Hey, both are realistic scenarios in my world. "Whom" is a little trickier. It's usually used to describe someone who's receiving something, like a letter -- "To whom will it be addressed?" But it can also be used to describe someone on the receiving end of an action, like in this sentence: Whom did we hire to join the podcast team? "Whose" is used to assign ownership to someone. See if you can spot the error in this question: Who's sweater is that? Because the sweater belongs to someone, it should actually be written this way: Whose sweater is that? "Who's," on the other hand, is used to identify a living being. It's a contraction for "who is" -- here's an example of how we might use it in a sentence here in Boston: Who's pitching for the Red Sox tonight? See the difference? "Whose" is used to figure out who something belongs to, whereas "who's" is used to identify someone who's doing something.
8 months ago
whose. Too bad both words sound the same ;)
10 months ago