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Basic English Chapter4

Basic English Chapter4

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Chapter 4 :
 
Possessives
 
We use possessives in English when we are referring to possession or ownership.They are very important and can be used as pronouns or adjectives or following anoun with
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.Subject pronoun Object pronoun Possessive adjective Possessive pronounI me my mineyou you your yoursit it its itshe him his hisshe her her herswe us our oursthey them their theirs
 
 Now let me show you how to use them and when.
 
I know Sue. (I know her.) She knows me. It’s my book.It’s mine.David likes Liz. (He likes her.) She likes him. It’s his car. It’s his.Liz likes David. It’s George’s car It’s George’s.
 
Conversation Practice :
 
Mark : Do you know that man ?Barbara : Yes, I know him , but I can’tremember his name.Mark : Isn’t he a friend of yours?Barbara : No, not really he works in my office,but in a different department.Mark : What about that woman ? Do youknow her ?Barbara : Yes, I know her. Her name is Rachel.She works in advertising with me.Rachel’s office is right beside mine.Mark : Does she have a boyfriend ?Barbara : No, but she’s married . Sorry, Markbetter luck next time.
 
Exercises :
 
Finish the following dialogues using examples from the conversation practice.
 1 A:. Do you know those people ?B: Yes, I know ___________ , but I can’t remember _________ names.2. A : Do you know Carol ?B : Yes, I know ______ , but I can’t remember _____ name.3. A: Are Adam and Anne friends of yours ?B : No, they work in _____ office but in a different department.4. A : Where does Stephen work ?B : He works in _____ department. ______ office is beside _______ .
 Unscramble the following sentences.
 1. needs / Joe / my / car. ____________________________________ .2. her / understand / problem / Susan’s parents __________________________ .3. we / remember / friend’s / our / birthdays ______________________________ 4. Susan / will invite / mother / her / dinner / for _________________________ .5. want / I / my / tomorrow / money ____________________________________ 
 Practice the following conversation, and then substitute using the items below.
 A : I just found this agenda ? Is it yours ?B : No, it isn’t mine. But it could be Lynn’s.She can’t find hers.A : Really, I´ll call her right now.B : When you talk to her, please tell her I say “Hi.”A : Sure, I´ll tell her. See you later.Charlie’s film Nancy’s clock Barbara’s cat Warren’s empty can

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