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  1. Newbie
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    The house (which)/(who's)/(whose)roof is red was sold to an American.
    How is correct?

  2. Harry Smith's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: a

    Quote Originally Posted by crina72 View Post
    The house (which)/(who's)/(whose)roof is red was sold to an American.
    How is correct?
    The house whose roof is red was sold to an American.
    The house the roof of which is red was sold to an American.

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    Re: a

    Welcome, crina72.

    In addition, a roof is part of a house, it belongs to the house, so use possessive whose--yes, things like, houses can indeed be modified by whose. Moreover, the word who's is a contraction for who is,

    Contracted form: Who's on the phone?
    Uncontracted form: Who is on the phone?

    Does that help?
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    Write, Which one is correct?, not How is correct?

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