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Rule "who's (whose)"

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Description: who's (whose)
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool
Message: Did you mean whose?
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • By who's standards?
    Correction suggestion: whose
  • What do you know about who's car that is?
    Correction suggestion: whose
  • But for who's benefit are you doing this?
    Correction suggestion: whose
  • ... and not surprisingly, for who's perfect performance the medal was awarded.
    Correction suggestion: whose
  • She was a teacher under who's unusually effective tutelage the students excelled.
    Correction suggestion: whose
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Those whose money was stolen are free.
  • Let's go inside and have a look at who's there.
  • Have a guess at who's in the competition.
  • What do you know about who's happy and who's sad?
  • Learn to forgive, for who's perfect?
  • Rather than start with who's going to do what, we should start with what do we need to do to build the backbone for this country to continue to grow," she explained.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: WHOS [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-18 22:33:07 +0200)