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Possessives

Examples:

Possessive
pronouns
and
adjectives are two different ways to
show possession in English. The lesson
below shows you how to use them.
Possessive
Adjectives

Possessive
Pronouns

MY
YOUR
HIS
HER
ITS
OUR
THEIR

MINE
YOURS
HIS
HERS
ITS
OURS
THEIRS



The use of either possessive adjectives
or possessive pronouns does not
change the meaning of the sentence.
They both are correct ways to show
possession.
Examples:

Possessive Adjectives
Possessive adjectives are noun
dependent: they can only be used
before a noun.
Examples:


My dog is big.
Her cat is brown.
Their sister works downtown.

Possessive Pronoun
Possessive pronouns go after the noun.
Examples:


The dog is mine.
The brown cat is hers.
The car is ours.
Possessive pronouns are also used
when there isn’t a noun in the sentence,
but the object has been previously
mentioned in the conversation. They
replace the combination of possessive
adjetive + noun.

My car is blue, and yours (your car) is
yellow.
Her dog is a Shih-tzu, mine (my dog)
is a Yorkshire.
Is that your umbrella?
No, it’s hers (her umbrella).


This is my car.
The car is mine.


Is that your pen?
Is that pen yours?

não podemos dizer: “My sister gave this chocolate to I” (Minha irmã deu este chocolate para eu) e sim. They brought you a lot of gifts. Mariane called you yesterday morning. She sends us some e-mails. He . em inglês devemos seguir essa mesma regra. The teacher gave them a poor grade. (They are) . “My sister gave this chocolate to me”.It is on the table. It – Who did it? Object pronouns are also used when the answer for a question is composed by a single word: Ex: Who is it? Me. Me . person (I/you) and case (we/us). OBS. They . and we rarely use them at the end of the sentence.Mary says she wants to marry him. Object pronouns Us . Logo.We have to leave soon. Who likes apple juice? Him. These are: I .Can they hear me? You – I’m wait for you.Personal pronouns A pronoun is a word that we can use instead of a noun or noun phrase. She .What's wrong with her? Him . gender (he/she). Pass these folders to him. Her .She will email us tomorrow.She has a nice voice. Mary gave her daughter a tricycle.You are my best student. Examples: Give me those books. We . There are two types of personal pronouns: subject and object. It . Object pronouns are used when the person or thing is the object of the sentence or clause.: Assim como em português não dizemos: “Minha mãe comprou esse presente para eu” e sim “Minha mãe comprou esse presente para mim”. Personal pronouns are used to represent the number of people (I/we). (Minha irmã deu esse chocolate para mim).Is Jane sitting next to you? Them – I like them. please.I love learning English! You .He forgot his textbook. (He does) Who is bringing soda? Them. and usually go after the verb.They all are coming together. You . They DO NOT do the action. Subject pronouns Pronouns that are the subject of the sentence are called subject pronouns. They DO the action of the sentence.