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  • Possessive adjectives and subject pronouns (I/my, you/your, etc.)

    Exercise 1

    Choose the correct subject pronouns or possessive adjectives to complete the sentences.

    1 Harry is friend. has a nice house.

    2 are very happy with new dog.

    3 We love little dog.

    4 wants breakfast.

    5 We want to see children.

    6 Scotland is famous for rainy weather.

    7 Susan lives on street. house is very near.

    8 'What are those?' ' postcards.'

    9 I like this place and special atmosphere.

    10 I love this place. very special.


     

  • Possessive adjectives and subject pronouns

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    Grammar chart showing the relationship between subject pronouns and possessive adjectives in English with examples such as 'I/my', 'you/your', and 'he/his'.

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    I + verb – my + noun

    We use subject pronoun + verb, and we use possessive adjective + noun.

    • These are Susan and Thomas; they are from Ohio. And that’s their house. 
    • I love my friend Sheila. 

    Possessive adjectives are always singular

    Adjectives in English have no plural form. Possessive adjectives are always singular.

    • These are their suitcases. blank
    • These are theirs suitcases. blank

    It/its for things and they/their for people and things

    We use he/his and she/her for people, and we use it/its for things. But in the plural, we use they/their for people and things.

    • The hotel has its own spa. It is a relaxing place. 
    • I like those chairs, they are beautiful. But their legs are too long. 

    It’s for time and weather

    We use it’s (=it is) to talk about the time or the weather.

    • It’s very windy today, but it’s sunny. 
    • ‘What time is it?’ ‘It’s three o’clock.’

    Is it or its?

    Its = possessive adjective. It’s = it is (subject + verb be)

    • Look at that dog. It’s beautiful. I like its hair. 
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