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WHOSE reffer only to PEOPLE?! [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2005, 02:40
Explain pls! I thought that WHO and WHOSE can be applied only to PEOPLE. But....

The capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo's population on the eve of the First World War was 51,919.

(A) Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo's population

(B) Bosnia-Herzegovina is Sarajevo, whose population

(C) Bosnia-Herzegovina is Sarajevo, with a population

(D) Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo having a population that

(E) Bosnia-Herzegovina, the population of Sarajevo

OA is B


The Coast Guard recently redesigned channel markers in the Chesapeake Bay to accommodate large numbers of ospreys, whose huge nests formerly obstructed the lights.

(A) numbers of ospreys, whose huge nests

(B) numbers of ospreys, their huge nests

(C) amounts of ospreys, the huge nests of which

(D) nests of ospreys they

(E) numbers of ospreys, and their huge nests

OA is A
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2005, 04:43
I am not very sure on this, although I suppose the whoose is still refering to the population/people.

population/people who belong to Sarajevo?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2005, 10:14
"Whose" refers to Possesive form and can be applied to anything.

I am not too sure about "who". I think "who" is used with Person/ppl/group.

Please correct me if I am wrong..
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2006, 07:36
jpv wrote:
"Whose" refers to Possesive form and can be applied to anything.

I am not too sure about "who". I think "who" is used with Person/ppl/group.

Please correct me if I am wrong..


Agree with u JPV, who refers to ppl and whose can refer to any possesive form of a object
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