Should who's tea is this? be acceptable. I get very confused with this/that on here, is there an external link explaining it? I know it's usually do to with how far away the object is, but i don't have it in my head yet...
Usually "who's tea" would mean "who is tea", and "whose tea" would mean "the tea belonging to whom?" I know that wasn't really your question. :)
I try to remember it as "this Tea is mine" and remember that "this and these" go together and "that and those" go together.
Este/estes - this/these (with T), Esse/esses - that/those (without T).
Yes, "this" works here as well. Duo makes us feel discouraged by mixing these pronouns now and then.
What do you mean? That Duolingo is very strict on this, and in fact in the real world it doesn't sound too bad, and people will understand it fine?
"Whose" and "who's" sound alike, but "whose" is a possessive adjective and "who's" is a contraction of a pronoun and a verb.
I know whose car that is.
Who's coming to the party.
Why is "for who is that tea" wrong? Is it bad English? I also get confuse with this and that. Thanks for the explanation of with or withou T.
"Who is that tea for", would imply that the tea is a present. Your sentence looks like that, but awkwardly. It's more like "Who does this tea belong to?".
It has the same meaning, but with another construction: "A quem pertence esse chá?"
Why is "whose tea is that one" rejected ? Shouldn't "esse chá" be more emphasizing than just "esse' ?
If you know that more than one person owns the thing, can you still ask "De quem" or is there a plural variant?