Posted: Dec 12, 2007 1:12 am
Possessive Pronouns - are those which indicate...possession (see? Aren't I always telling you it's easy?)
MY car, YOUR house, OUR holiday, ITS kennel, THEIR decision, WHOSE job
Notice, please, that the expression who's is conspicuous by its absence - because it's a contraction of two words: who and is (or sometimes has). Use the same procedure here as you do when you find yourself on the horns of that other dilemma: its and it's. Substitute the words who is (or has) in the sentence and if it makes sense, then use who's. If not, whose is your man!
... Mumma Bear, who's apron partly hid him. (... Mumma Bear, who's [who is] apron partly hid him ... I don't think so ...)
... Mumma Bear, whose apron partly hid him. (She owns the apron ... look at the table and you'll see whose is a possessive pronoun.)