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Difference Between Whose and Those | English Time Ask Elo

by May 28, 2019English Grammar Tips, English Time Ask Elo

 

What is the difference between “whose” and “those”?

 

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What is the difference between “whose” and “those”?

 

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Asked by Julie D. Canete

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What is the difference between “whose “and “those”?

 

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difference between whose and those

What is the difference between whose and those?

 

 

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🙏 @Julie D. Canete Thank you for your question.

😀As usual, I will try to explain the difference using simple language and plenty of examples.

 

First of all, “whose” is a question word which we use to ask “Who does it belong to?” or “Who do they belong to?”

 

Look at these examples below:

1. “Whose shoes are these?” shouted mum from the hall. = Who do these shoes belong to? = Who is the owner of these shoes? 
They are mine. I’ve just bought them in the sales.

2. Teacher: “Somebody’s phone is ringing! Whose phone is it? Could you please switch it off?
Sorry, it is mine. I was sure it was on silent.

3. Whose parents are coming to the meeting?
I know that Sophie’s mum is coming, I’m not sure about the others.

4. Whose sunglasses are these?
They are Fabio’s. I can tell because they are Gucci.

5. Whose jacket are you wearing? It’s much too big for you!
It’s Mark’s. I was too cold and he gave me his.

 

Secondly, we can use it in a sentence to say that something belongs to somebody.

 

Look at these examples below:

  • I don’t know whose shoes they are.
  • The person whose phone is ringing should leave the class now!
  • The pupils whose parents are coming to the meeting, could you please raise your hand?
  • Fabio, whose sunglasses are lying on the table, is a fashionable guy. 
  • I don’t care whose jacket you are wearing, you shouldn’t borrow things from other people.

 

NOTE: Do not confuse “whose” with “who’s”! ”Who’s” stands for “who is” or “who has”. Compare these sentences:
Whose shoes are these? = Who do they belong to? Who is the owner of the shoes?

but

  • Who’s left their shoes in the hall? (= who has left) 
  • I don’t know who’s coming to the cinema tonight. (= who is)
  • I have no idea who’s got the best marks for the grammar exam. (= who has)

 

When to use “those”?

 

Generally, we use “those” when we point to things and people or describe things and people which/who are far away. When we are talking only about ONE thing, we use “that”.

“This” and “these” are used to talk about things or people which are near.

 

Have a look at these examples:

  • What’s this? It’s a lighter. (near)
  • That car is Italian. (far)
  • These watches are Swiss. (near)
  • Those cars are far away. (far)

 

difference between whose and those Elo Kasia is the Facebook Group Mentor for “English Time | What I Learned Today”  and Director at Eloquent Learning Online School. www.eloquentlearning.com

 

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What is the difference between “whose” and “those”?

 

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Answered by Zafar Ali (Community Member)

 

those are demonstrative determiner and pronoun while whose is interrogative ( possessive) determiner and pronoun) 
those points out something. when those are followed by a noun it functions as demonstrative determiner as those books are mine.
those trees are evergreen and when is followed by an aux verb functions as a demonstrative pronoun. those are trees. etc. 

whose when followed by a noun it functions as an interrogative adjective or interrogative ( possessive determiner) as whose books are these? when it is followed by an aux verb it is then functioning as an interrogative pronoun. as those were the old cars?

 

 

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