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    Can anyone clarify?

    Could someone please clarify which of the following is correct?

    .... patient who's mother was diagnosed.....

    .... patient whose mother was diagnosed.....


    This is a hotly debated subject in the office, and we would love to know which is grammatically correct.

    Many thanks in advance.


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    Re: Can anyone clarify?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Could someone please clarify which of the following is correct?

    .... patient who's mother was diagnosed.....

    .... patient whose mother was diagnosed.....


    This is a hotly debated subject in the office, and we would love to know which is grammatically correct.

    Many thanks in advance.
    Whose is correct. It is the associative form.

    Who's is a contraction of "who is"

    patient who is mother was diagnosedX

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