Sexy Birthday Homonyms: who’s & whose
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Welcome to the Sexy Grammarian’s birthday party! This month, I’m posting a set of easily confused homonyms every weekday. My sexy example sentences guarantee you will never use the wrong word again! Here’s today’s:
The contraction who’s is short for who is, as in:
“Who’s this?” he asked when he walked in on the two naked strangers.
The pronoun whose indicates the possessive case of who used as an adjective, as in:
She held up the dildo and asked with a smirk, “Whose is this?”
What is a homonym? Generally speaking, homonyms are any words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more about homonyms, homophones, and homographs on Wikipedia, and check out this exhaustive homonym list.