Who’s is a contraction for who is, not a possessive. For example: Who’s home?

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Whose is the possessive. For example, I do not know whose notebook this is.

Remember the television show: “Who’s the Boss?” with Tony Danza in it? Now you know why it isn’t “Whose the Boss.” For more writing advice, click here.

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