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I had this in my last english exam and I had a to choose between 4 answers "this is the man (who-whose-who's-which) stolen my car" "who" is the only answer which makes sense to me although I think the whole question is grammerlicaly incorrect

  • Related question: This is gotta be the worst job in the world – Jasper Mar 20 at 19:15
  • The answers that say "who's" is grammatically correct are right, but your unease is understandable — the phrasing of the statement is atypical, and you'd be more likely to hear "the man who stole my car." "The person who has stolen [something]" feels very stilted and formal, and replacing "who has" with its contraction only compounds the awkwardness. – Jesse Mar 20 at 19:26
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"who's" is "who has" which would make the sentence grammatically correct.

  • but i heard that who's is same as "who is" – AmirWG Mar 20 at 18:41
  • +1. This is an answer, not a comment. – Jasper Mar 20 at 19:12
  • @AmirWG An 's is a contraction of both is and has (as well as the regular way to indicate a possessive), and which meaning is intended would be inferred from context. Similarly, 'd may represent either had or would. – choster Mar 20 at 21:16
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It has to be who's = "who has".

"He stolen my car" is incorrect. "He stole" or "he has stolen".

  • so you are saying that the question was wrongly composed at first place? – AmirWG Mar 20 at 18:27
  • @AmirWG "Who's" is a contraction. It can stand for either "who is" or "who has". In this case "who has" makes this sentence grammatically right. – Lorel C. Mar 20 at 19:19

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