Who’s = a contraction. What is a contraction?

‘New Wave English in Practice’ is a book you use every day.

The same kind of questions come up day after day.

This is good.



Over time you learn how to do the harder questions.

Then you get to practice these questions again and again.


Spelling rules, pronunciation and grammar are practised in other ways too:

Many children have been finding the difference between ‘who’s’ and ‘whose’ difficult.

This post will help you learn the difference.

But before you can learn the difference between ‘who’s’ and ‘whose’, you need to learn about ‘contractions‘.

There are questions about contractions in New Wave English too.

When you stretch the rubber band, it expands;

when you let it go, it contracts.

That’s what we’re doing when we contract words – we’re just making words smaller.

Here is a short video that explains contractions, what we do when we contract words, when we make words smaller.

And because practice makes perfect, here is another one. We hope that this animation will help you remember what a contraction is.

It is always a good idea to go back over what you have learnt.

We call this revision.

Here is another short video. It revises what you have just learnt.

After learning anything new, it is a good idea to practice it. Here is a chance to do just that.

If you still found contractions hard you can click on THIS link for another video.

Now you have learned what a contraction is, you are one step closer to understanding the difference between …


Remember if there is a question in New Wave English about who’s and whose ask yourself

If who has or who is does not make sense ask yourself:

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