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whose

pronoun, determiner
 
 
/huːz/
QUESTIONS B1 used to ask who something belongs to or who someone or something is connected with: Whose gloves are these? Whose car shall we use?Question words and expressions
CONNECTED WITH B1 used to say that something or someone is connected with or belongs to a person: She has a brother whose name I can't remember.Relative forms
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