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Possessives – Adjectives and Pronouns | Summary

Correspondem aos “determinantes possessivos”

em português. Conforme podes observar nos
exemplos dados, colocam-se antes do nome (s).

Correspondem aos “pronomes possessivos” em

português. São usados para substituir o nome (s) a
que se referem.

Who's this pen? It’s mine.
The rings belong to Lucy. They’re hers.
This is his language. This language is his.
Possessives – Adjectives and Pronouns | Summary

A. Complete with the right possessive adjective. Check the

highlighted items before decide what possessive adjective use.

1. Two students didn't do______mathematics homework.

2. I have a car. ________ colour is black.
3. We have a dog. ________name is Pancho.
4. Nancy is from England. ________ husband is from Australia.
5. Ann and Nadia go to a high school. ________ little brother goes to primary school.
6. Alan has a van. ________van is very old.
7. We go to a high school. ________ high school is fantastic.
8. I like singing. ________mother sings with me.
9. François and Alain are French. ________ family are from France.
10. Mary likes ________ grandmother. She often visits her.
11. She brushes _____ teeth three times a day.
12. The dog wagged_____ tail when it saw the postman.
13. I can't touch _____ toes any more. Time to go to the gym.
14. They are Robert and Adam and this _____ is bedroom.

B.Choose whether each sentence requires a possessive adjective or a possessive

1. She's not his friend, she's (my/mine).
2. Robert didn't drink his own coffee. He drank (her/hers).
3. That is one of (hers/her) friends.
4. His neighbourhood is safe, while (my/mine) neighbourhood isn't.
5. His neighbourhood is safe, while (my/mine) isn't.
6. Did (your/yours) mother call?
7. I don't know (them/their) very well.
8. I don't know (them/their) daughter very well.
9. I talked to (my/me) grandmother for three hours last night.
10. I think I got my notes mixed up with (your/yours).
11. Tom is English and (his/their) parents are English.
12. The pen must be Alice's. I'm sure it's (her/hers).
13. Is that your father's and mother's garden? No, it isn't (their/theirs). It belongs to
(my/mine) uncle.
Possessives – Adjectives and Pronouns | Summary

C. Complete with the right possessive adjective or possessive pronoun.

1. Jack has two sisters. _____names are Jane and Judith.

2. Look at this lovely bird! _____head is red !

3. Kate is not in my bedroom. She is in______. (you)

4. This rabbit is not in the right hutch. Please put it in . (it)

5. You like painting. _______paintings are beautiful.

6. She speaks English very well because______mother is English.

7. Our car is red and______ is blue. (he)

8. My friends love gardening. _______ garden is fantastic.

9. Kate and Mary, don't play with these balls, they are no_______.

10. We don't like their house, we prefer_______.

11. Is that your hat? No, it is not______.

D. Complete the sentences with the words in the word list below.

The Mysterious Volkswagen

Last week, we had a party at______ house. Many people came, and there were lots of
cars parked outside. At the end of the party, only three people were left: myself, Eric,
and Cathy. However, there were four cars. One of them was a Volkswagen. I didn't
remember seeing it before, so I asked whose it was.
Eric said it wasn't_________car._______ is a Chevrolet pickup. When I asked Cathy if it
was______ , she said no — ______ car is a Ford Explorer. I knew it wasn't____ car, of
course. Finally, I called the police, and they came and examined it. They said it belonged
to a family on the next street. Someone stole it from ______street and left it on_______.