Which and Whose

Which and Whose

1.We use the verb ‘to be’ with Which and Whose questions in these ways:

a) Which/Whose + verb ‘to be’

Example:

Which is Alan’s house – the bungalow or the double-storey house?

The bungalow is Alan’s house.

Whose is this?

It is mine/his/hers/theirs/ours.

b) Which/Whose + noun + verb ‘to be’

Example:

Which cat is Bob’s?       The grey cat is his.

Whose basket is this?    It is my basket.

Remember!

Which is used to ask the listener to identify or choose a specific item from a list that is known to both the listener and the speaker.

The difference between which, & what or who

Examples:

Who is your favourite cartoon hero?

(the possible answers are not known to the speaker)

Which is your favourite cartoon hero – Spiderman or Batman?

What school do you go to?

(the possible answers are not known to the speaker)

Which school do you go to – Jit Sin or High School?

Whose is used to identify the person who owns something or the animals that has something

 

2.We use the verb with Which and Whose questions in this ways:

Which/Whose + noun + main verb

Examples:

Which student won the first prize – Ray or Kathy?

Kathy won the first prize.

Whose house has arches?

Mani’s house has arches.

3.We use the verb ‘to do’ with Which and Whose questions in this ways:

Which/Whose + noun + verb ‘to do’ + noun/pronoun + base form of the verb

Examples:

Which movie did you see?

I saw the Jurassic Park.

Whose umbrella did Sheila use?

She used Amin’s umbrella.

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