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Who's going? My friend, whose Ds has been invited.

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ZeroSomeGameThingy Wed 19-Feb-14 07:49:07

This doesn't deserve a whole thread. I just need to set it down because I'm getting so old I've begun to doubt myself.

Has the use of "whose" completely died out? Or did I imagine its existence?

ohmymimi Fri 21-Feb-14 21:14:10

Still thriving in Mimi world. As is 'whom' and 'thus'.

ZeroSomeGameThingy Sat 22-Feb-14 00:13:05

My new best friend!smile

HarrietSchulenberg Sat 22-Feb-14 00:37:56

Surely who's going is right? Abbreviation od who is.
Whose is possessive, isn't it?
Or have these lovely bottles of Hobgoblin addled my grammar?

HarrietSchulenberg Sat 22-Feb-14 00:38:51

"Abbreviation OF" not "od". Beer fingers.

ZeroSomeGameThingy Sat 22-Feb-14 08:02:11

Well I certainly hope "who's" is right -in the first sentence. And that "whose" is right in the second. Otherwise I've spent a whole half century in a state of confusion.

(But I'm on the app for the first time and can neither check my OP as I type, nor preview what I've written , so error and confusion will soon come to define my posting style.....)

elQuintoConyo Sat 22-Feb-14 08:09:05

It's a perfect sentence. Relax grin

HarrietSchulenberg Sat 22-Feb-14 21:33:36

Oh durr, didn't notice the "whose". Beer eyes were on last night aswell as fingers, obviously.
Yup, perfect sentence.

bluecheque4595 Sat 22-Feb-14 21:37:29

I still say "to whom has it been done" and get really irritated by people on the telly saying "to who?"

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