Etiqueta: possession

Possessive Pronouns

During one of our speaking lessons this week, we have reveiwed how to express possession in English. It takes particular interest the use of possessive pronouns in the expression «a friend of mine» that is completely different as it is in Spanish. Here you are the chart I showed you in class in case you want to print it.


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Here you are a useful webpage where you can read about the possessive pronouns with lots of examples, and listen to the pronunciation.

Exercise 1: Possessive adjectives and pronouns.
Exercise 2. Change the sentences so that they have a possessive pronoun.
Exercise 3: Complete the sentences with the correct possessive pronoun.
Many exercises: Possessive adjectives and pronouns.

SAXON GENITIVE

This is one difficult aspect of the English grammar. Here you are the
grammatical rules and explanation with examples, and links to some web
pages where you can practise with some exercises. Good luck!

Este es un difícil aspecto de la gramática del inglés. Aquí tenéis las reglas gramaticales y explicaciones con ejemplos. También tenéis vínculos a páginas web dondo podéis practicar con ejercicios. Buena suerte!

To form the possession with the Saxon genitive we put ‘s (apostrophe s)to the noun (the person that has something) and then the object that he/she has. Para expresar posesión con el Saxon Genitive ponemos apóstrofe +s (‘s) detrás del nombre (persona que tiene algo) y luego aquello que tiene.

For example,

John’s mother – la madre de John
The Queen’s daughter – la hija de la reina
John’s school – la escuala de John
It is John’s car – es el coche de John

To form the possession of plural nouns we put only (apostrophe) to the noun and then the object that they have. Para formar el plural, es decir, cuando el poseedor es más de una persona, la posesión sólo se marca con el apóstrofe después del sustantivo plural terminado en -s, y después el objeto u objetos que posean.

For example,
The teachers’ school – la escuela de los profesores
They are my brothers’ toys – son los juguetes de mis hermanos

Now it’s time for practise!!
exercise 1
exercise 2
exercise 3
explanation and exercises

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