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Unit 6 - Lesson 27 - Possessive adjectives

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Adjectives

An adjective is a word that modifies a noun to tell you more about it.

Adjectives never change. They are never plural.

For example:-

This is a nice cake.

Adjectives go before their nouns.

They're nice people.

 

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Possessive Adjectives

A possessive adjective modifies a noun to show ownership.

For example:-

I'm Lynne.

My name's Lynne.

Possessive adjectives go before their nouns.

Lynne is my name.

 


Now learn the possesive adjectives:-

From Personal Pronoun to Possessive Adjective

Singular Plural
Personal
Pronoun
I you he, she, it you we they
Possessive
Adjective

my

your his, her, its

your

our

their

 

Possessive Adjective
Possessive Adjective
Possessive AdjectivePossessive Adjective
I have brown hair. She has long hair. They have short hair.
My hair is brown. Her hair is long. Their hair is short.

 

My hat

A Song to practice with

My hat, it has three corners.
Three corners has my hat.
And had it not three corners,
It would not be my hat.

Your hat, it has three corners.
Three corners has your hat.
And had it not three corners,
It would not be your hat.

His hat, it has three corners.
Three corners has his hat.
And had it not three corners,
It would not be his hat.

Her hat, it has three corners.
Three corners has her hat.
And had it not three corners,
It would not be her hat.

Our hats, they have three corners.
Three corners have our hats.
And had they not three corners,
They would not be our hats.

Your hats, they have three corners.
Three corners have your hats.
And had they not three corners,
They would not be your hats.

Their hats, they have three corners.
Three corners have their hats.
And had they not three corners,
They would not be their hats.

 

 


Noun + 's also shows possession:-

For example:-

Lynne's web site.
Mr Bean's students.


Asking Questions

"Whose .......?" is used to find out whether something belongs to someone.

The answer to the question "Whose .......?" must always have an 's or use a possessive adjective.

For example:-

Q) "Whose book is this?"

A) "It's Mr Bean's book." or "It's his book."


Note!

Don't confuse the --'s of possession with the contraction of the verb is:

Noun + 's = possessive or is?

's = possessive 's = is

Lynne's name. = Her name.
Bob's house. = His house.

My name's Lynne. = My name is Lynne.
Bob's nice. = Bob is nice.
Who's English? = Who is English?

The hotel's name's The Marriott. = Its name is the Marriot.

 


Naturally Speaking

People

Follow the dialogue.

Mr Bean meets a new student.

Mr Bean:

Hello, my name's Chris Bean. I'm your new English teacher.

Student:

Hello, Mr Chris, it's nice to meet you.

Mr Bean:

No, that's not right. My first name is Chris, my last name is Bean.

Student: Oh, I'm sorry Mr Bean.
Mr Bean: That's all right. What's your name.
Student:

My first name is Sam, my last name is Cuong.

Mr Bean:

Good. You can call me by my first name, Chris, if you like.

Student: Great, you can call me Sam.
Mr Bean:

Good. Well it's time to start our lesson.


Pronunciation

Listening
my your his her its your our their
Listening

!Note - don't confuse your with you're (short for you are).

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