Definition of whose determiner from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    determiner, pronoun
    BrE BrE//huːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//huːz//
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  1. 1  used in questions to ask who something belongs to Whose house is that? I wonder whose this is.
  2. 2  used to say which person or thing you mean He's a man whose opinion I respect. It's the house whose door is painted red.
  3. 3  used to give more information about a person or thing Isobel, whose brother he was, had heard the joke before.
  4. Word OriginOld English hwæs, genitive of hwā ‘who’ and hwæt ‘what’.
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