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Rule "who's (whose)"

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Description: who's (whose)
Message: Did you mean whose?
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/whos-vs-whose/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • These are people who's lives are important.
    Correction suggestion: whose
  • We have one family (single mom with four children) who has a boy who's birthday is tomorrow.
    Correction suggestion: whose
  • I’ve taken over a project who’s certificate has recently expired.
    Correction suggestion: whose
  • Somebody who’s brain is working come and clarify this, please!
    Correction suggestion: whose
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • These are people whose lives are important.
  • Tom doesn't know anybody who's able to do that.
  • The person who's able to help isn't here now.
  • How can you tell who's innocent and who's guilty?
  • If you say who's good and who's bad at these tasks, I'll assign the work.
  • Tom is the only one who's still there.
  • I have to see who's in there.
  • Tom is the one who's rich.
  • Tom is the only person who's rich.
  • Guess who's behind you.
  • We want a woman who's good at cooking.
  • Tom is the only one who's drunk.
  • I know somebody who's perfect for the job.
  • I won't quit until we find out who's responsible.
  • Yep, though it’s just one character who’s creepy.
  • Just a question for anyone who’s familiar with throwing.
  • I'm not the one who's sick.
  • Tom has a daughter who's pretty tall.
  • Dan, Tomcat's a good guy who's eager to work his way up on an energy trading floor.
  • Everybody who's anybody will be there.
  • I showed Tom who's boss.
  • The one who's rich is my friend:
  • Never slap a man who's chewin' tobacco.
  • Nope, it’s still hard as Hell; ask anyone who’s part of the working poor.
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ID: WHOS [3]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)