- whose [ huz ] function word ***Whose can be used in the following ways:as a determiner (introducing a direct or indirect question):Whose idea was it to come here? (introducing a relative clause):The winner was a Brazilian player, whose name I have forgotten.as a question pronoun:Whose is this jacket?1. ) used for asking who someone or something belongs to or who they are connected with:Whose fault is it that we are losing all this money?What about these glasses? Whose are they?Whose little girl is she?a ) used when someone knows or says who someone or something belongs to or who they are connected with:I've found a bunch of keys, but I don't know whose they are.He wouldn't say whose names were on the list.2. ) used for showing that someone or something belongs to or is connected with the person or thing that you have just mentioned:Help is needed for families whose homes were destroyed in the bombing.The Khmer Rouge, under whose regime more than 1 million people died, still has some supporters.They live in a house whose roof could collapse at any time.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.