Issue 119, page 3
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Guest Curmudgeon David Gowrie complains...
Heehee, yes, those are good 'uns. We can see what's happening: who's ever is equivalent to whoever is, and it may be somewhat confused with whosoever. Whoever's, however, is actually not so bad. Whoever is a pronoun with the meaning "whatever person or persons", and it is certainly correct to say "Whatever person's car that is parked out front has its lights on." The sample construction you provide is indeed awkward. It would be better to say, "Whoever parked his car out front has left his (or her) lights on."
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