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Language: Old English
Origin: hwæs, from hwa; WHO

whose

determiner, pronoun
     
whose S2 W1
1XX used to ask which person or people a particular thing belongs to:
Whose is this?
Whose keys are those?
2XX used to show the relationship between a person or thing and something that belongs to that person or thing:
That's the man whose house has burned down.
Solar energy is an idea whose time has come.
3 used to give additional information about a person or thing:
Jurors, whose identities will be kept secret, will be paid $40 a day.

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