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Title: Possessive Adjectives


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  • Possessive Adjectives

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Possessive Adjectives
  • Adjectives DESCRIBE nouns, correct?
  • Well, they can also show possession.

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Possessive Adjectives
  • Here are the possessive adjectives in English
    my, your, his, her, our, and their.

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Posessive Adjectives
  • It s like saying my dog, your house, his
    notebook, etc.

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Here are the possessive adjectives in Spanish!
Possessive adjectives show ownership or
relationships between people. They are placed
before the noun.
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Posessive Adjectives
  • singular
  • mi / mis (my)
  • tu / tus (your)
  • su / sus (his,her)
  • or (your f.)
  • plural
  • nuestro a, os, as (our)
  • vuestro, a, os, as
  • (your inf.)
  • su / sus (their)
  • or (your f.)

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In English, the possessive adjectives his, her,
and their tell whether something belongs to a
male, a female, or more than one person.
  • In Spanish, the possessive adjective su has
    many possible meanings (his, her, its, your,
    their). Context usually makes the meaning clear.

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Possessive Adjectives
  • Some examples
  • mi hermano mis hermanos
  • tu abuela tus abuelas
  • su hijo sus hijos
  • nuestro tío nuestros tíos
  • nuestra tía nuestras tías

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Possessive Adjectives
  • The possessive adjective must be singular if the
    noun is singular and plural if the noun is
    plural.

                                                                                          
While possessive adjectives refer to the owner, their form agrees in gender and number with the noun that comes after them.
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Posessive Adjectives
  • Mi prima es alta.
  • Todas mis primas son altas.

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Posessive Adjectives
  • Son rubios los hermanos de Rafael?
  • No, sus hermanos son pelirrojos.

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Showing Possession
  • In Spanish there are NO apostrophes.
  • You cannot say, for example,
  • Jorges dog,
  • (using an apostrophe)

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Showing Posession
  • You must say,
  • The dog of Jorge, only in Spanish. Like this
  • El perro de Jorge.

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De noun
  • This concept of showing possession is using
    de noun.
  • For example

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De Noun
  • Tengo el cuaderno de Felipe.
  • La hermana de María es amable.

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Su and sus can take the place of a phrase with de
person.
  • De dónde es la madre de Juan?
  • Su madre es de Puebla.

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