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Becky: Top 25 English Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 23 “Whose is this?” in English.
In each lesson of this 25-part series, you'll encounter a common question that English learners come across, and then learn how to answer like a native speaker. You'll learn how these key phrases works by breaking them down into each component. Then, through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “Whose is this?”
Eric: “Whose is this?”
Becky: The first word in the question is
Eric: “whose”
Becky: It’s the possessive case of who.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “whose”
Becky: Listen again and repeat.
Eric: “whose”
{Pause}
Becky: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Eric: “is”
Becky: meaning “to exist.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “is”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “is”
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Eric: “Whose is”
{pause}
Becky: And after that is
Eric: “this”
Becky: It’s the demonstrative pronoun used to identify something that is close.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “this”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “this”
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Eric: “Whose is this?”
{pause}
Becky: You’ll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Whose is this?”
Eric: “It’s mine.”
Becky: "It's mine.” Listen as it’s repeated again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Eric: (Slow) “It’s mine.”
{pause}
Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Eric: “it’s”
Becky: the contraction of "it is."
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “it’s”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “it’s”
{Pause}
Becky: And next is
Eric: “mine”
Becky: meaning “my” or “something belonging to me.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “mine”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “mine”
{Pause}Becky: Listen to the speaker say “It's mine” and then repeat.
Eric: “It’s mine.”
{pause}Becky: To expand on the pattern, replace “mine” with “yours.”
Eric: “yours”
Becky: meaning “belonging to you.”
Eric: (slow) “yours” (regular) “yours”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “yours.”
Eric: “It’s yours.”
Becky: It mostly stays the same, simply replace “mine” with “yours.” Now say “It's yours.”
{pause}
Eric: “It’s yours.”
Becky: For more practice, replace “yours” with “my mother's.”
Eric: “my mother’s”
Becky: meaning “something belonging to my mother”
Eric: (slow) “my mother’s” (regular) “my mother’s”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “my mother's.”
Eric: “It’s my mother’s.”
Becky: It’s almost the same, just replace “yours” with “my mother’s.” Now say “It's my mother's.”
{pause}
Eric: “It’s my mother’s”
Becky: Now let’s replace “my mother's” with “my friend's.”
Eric: “my friend's”
Becky: meaning “something belonging to my friend.”
Eric: (slow) “my friend's” (regular) “my friend's”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “my friend's.”
Eric: “It’s my friend’s.”
Becky: Here we just replace “my mother's” with “my friend’s.” Now say “It's my friend's.”
{pause}
Eric: “It’s my friend’s.”
Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting the US, and someone asks you who something belongs to. You want to say it belongs to you. Respond to the question.
Eric: “Whose is this?” (five seconds) “It’s mine.”
Becky: Now, you want to say it belongs to the person asking. Respond to the question.
Eric: Whose is this? (five seconds) “It’s yours.”
Becky: Now, you want to say “It's my mother's.” Answer the speaker's question.
Eric: Whose is this? (five seconds) “It’s my mother’s.”
Becky: Now, you want to say “It's my friend’s.” Respond to the question.
Eric: Whose is this? (five seconds) “It’s my friend’s.”
Becky: Imagine that you find something, and you want to know who it belongs to. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Eric: “Whose is this?”
{pause}
Becky: This is the end of Lesson 23.

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Wednesday at 01:24 PM
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Hello Sarala,


Thanks for taking the time to write to us.


If someone asks "Who's this?"

An answer could be something like, "It's Eva, can I come in?"


Depending on the context of course.


Please let us know if you have any other questions.


Kindly,

Eva

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Sarala
Monday at 01:38 PM
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Hi,


How to say the answer with anyone’s name when someone asks

whose is this?

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Hello Tomi,


Thanks for taking the time to post.👍


Please let us know if you ever have any questions throughout your studies, we would be happy to assist.


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Éva

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Tomi
Monday at 06:01 AM
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Whose is this ?

I don't known .

Who is this gay ?

What he doing here ?

He not suppose to be here ! :D


This every think its my. You belong to my also 😇

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Hi Mojahid,


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mojahid
Tuesday at 05:29 AM
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It's my friend

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Hi Evgeniy,


Thank you for posting! Let us know if you have any questions.


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Evgeniy
Wednesday at 06:08 AM
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This is ours