Whose vs Was - What's the difference?

whose | was |


As a pronoun whose

is of whom, belonging to whom; (used as an interrogative pronoun).

As a determiner was is

your (plural and polite).

whose

English

Pronoun

(English Pronouns)
  • Of whom, belonging to whom; (used as an interrogative pronoun).
  • Of whom, belonging to whom; (used as a relative pronoun).
  • (=This man's dog caused the accident.)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite.
  • Of which, belonging to which; (used as a relative pronoun).
  • (=The roofs are falling off several houses we saw.)

    was

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • .
  • .
  • (proscribed, dialect) .
  • * 1913 , Arthur Conan Doyle, The Poison Belt
  • "Was you outside the Bank of England, sir?"
  • (colloquial)
  • * 2001 , Darrel Rachel, The Magnolias Still Bloom (page 104)
  • “What happened here, Hadley?” the chief asked. “We was robbed, damn it, we was robbed.”

    Derived terms

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    See also

    * am * are * is * art * be * being * been * beest * wast * were * wert * woz * wuz

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