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POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES There are 2 ways to express possession in English. 1.Use s to show an item belongs to a specific person Ex. Marias sweater 2. Use.

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2 POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES There are 2 ways to express possession in English. 1.Use s to show an item belongs to a specific person Ex. Marias sweater 2. Use a possessive adjective Ex. my sweater Instead of adding s to the owner, Spanish uses this formula: Possession + de + owner Ex. El suéter de Maria

3 Here are the possessive adjectives in Spanish My – mi, mis Your (fam.s.)- tu, tus Your (Form.s.)- su, sus His, her, its, their- su, sus Our – nuestro, nuestra, nuestros, nuestras Your (fam.pl.) – vuestro, vuestra, vuestros, vuestras Your (form.pl.) – su, sus

4 Examples: His book – su libro His books – sus libros Our book – nuestro libro Our books – nuestros libros Therefore, su libro could mean his book, her book, their book or your book. Of course, Spanish has a way to specify each of these!

5 To specify or clarify De él – his De ella – her De usted – your (form. S.) De ustedes – your (you alls) De mí – my De ti – your (fam. Sing.)

6 Examples Es el libro de ella. Its her book. Es la chaqueta de ellos. Its their jacket. Es la falda de ti. Its your skirt. You can use nouns or names in this fashion,too! Ex. Es el libro de Sra. Lilly


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