(the blank represents some noun/object)

Is この__はだれのですか? grammatically correct and have the same meaning as the title?

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    Rather than 「だれのですか」, I'd recommend 「だれのものですか」. – Kurausukun Mar 27 '16 at 6:29

Yes, it's grammatically correct and they have almost the same meaning. For example, you can say both:

これは[誰]{だれ}の[傘]{かさ}ですか?(Lit. Whose umbrella is this?)
この[傘]{かさ}は[誰]{だれ}のですか?(Lit. Whose is this umbrella?)

In casual speech we often say:


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    Or even これは誰のですか? / これ、誰の? for "Whose is this?" when it's obvious what you're referreing to – Chocolate Mar 27 '16 at 7:21

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