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Possessives: questions

Level: beginner

We use whose to ask questions about possession:

Pattern A   Pattern B
Whose coat is this? or Whose is this coat?
Whose book is that? or Whose is that book?
Whose pens are those? or Whose are those pens?
Whose bags are those? or Whose are those bags?


Be careful!

Be careful not to confuse whose and who's (= who is). They are pronounced in the same way but spelled differently:

Whose coat is this?
Who's (= Who is) Stefan?

Possessives: questions 1


Possessives: questions 2




Hello, I am a Palestinian student in Turkey. People here in Turkey generally don't speak English. But I will start studying in Istanbul Technical University and to start in my department lessons I should have an English proficiency exam there. The exam will be in September. Could you please tell me the best way to develop my English to the best I can do until that date. Thank you very much.

Hello Utdlegend and welcome to Turkey! As you said, Turkish people usually don't speak Egnlish. If you live in İstanbul, you can get lots of opportunity to speak English. For example, you can go to Blue Mosque Square. There are many people and tourists who speak English. Or you can go to faculty of education in the university.

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As one practises, I find it important that they also observe the punctuation and spelling as they post.

hi everybody i'm verry happy to learn english with you

hello friends ,,,
I want to improve my english speaking fluency could you give me suggestion on that?
How can i ... speak english fearless ???? plz

Hello djdharma7,

I'd recommend you read the advice on improving your speaking on our Help page. Many of our users have reported that they've improved their fluency by using such a method, and I've also used it myself in learning other languages.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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Am doing well .

i have a lot of problem in tenses...can you please helop me out...