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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




Practice practice and practice on daily basis.

Hellloooo,Im new here tooooo

hello im new her hh

Thanks a lot I really take benefit from it before this lesson i was find any thing i could not ask whose it form know i can ask whose purse is this

what is the name for ( this , that ,these ,those)

Demonstrative Pronouns

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Interesting and important. I hope I will learn English very soon.

Please, what's the difference between that and this?

if something is closer to you then you can use this if it is far you can use that I hope it's helpful