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3.2 Possessive Adjectives ANTE TODO Possessive adjectives, like descriptive adjectives, are words that are used to qualify people, places, or things. Possessive.

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1 3.2 Possessive Adjectives ANTE TODO Possessive adjectives, like descriptive adjectives, are words that are used to qualify people, places, or things. Possessive adjectives express the quality of ownership or possession.

2 3.2 Possessive Adjectives SINGULAR FORMS PLURAL FORMS mimis my tu tus your (fam.) su sus his, her, its, your (form.) nuestro/a nuestros/as our vuestro/a vuestros/as your (fam.) su sus their, your (form.) Forms of possessive adjectives

3 3.2 Possessive Adjectives In English, possessive adjectives are invariable; that is, they do not agree in gender and number with the nouns they modify. my cousinmy cousinsmy auntmy aunts Spanish possessive adjectives, however, do agree in number with the nouns they modify. mi primomis primosmi tíamis tías The forms nuestro and vuestro agree in both gender and number with the nouns they modify. nuestro primonuestra tía nuestros primosnuestras tías COMPARE & CONTRAST

4 Possessive adjectives are always placed before the nouns they modify. ¿Está tu novia aquí? Is your girlfriend here? No, mi novia está en la biblioteca. No, my girlfriend is in the library.

5 3.2 Possessive Adjectives Because su and sus have multiple meanings (your, his, her, their, its), you can avoid confusion by using this construction instead: [article] + [noun] + de + [subject pronoun]. los parientes de él/ella his/her relatives sus parientes los parientes de Ud./Uds. your relatives los parientes de ellos/ellas their relatives

6 3.2 Possessive Adjectives 1. Decide on meaning first, based on the owner. 2. Then choose the correct form based on the possession or the relationship) i.e. I live in their house. their = su or sus Yo vivo en ____ casa. The possession casa is singular, so you pick: su

7 3.2 Possessive Adjectives They are my cousins. Ellos son _____primos. my = mi or mis The relationship primos is plural, so you pick: mis

8 3.2 Possessive Adjectives 1. Es ___ (my) libro. 2. ___ (My) familia es ecuatoriana. 3. ___ (Your; fam.) esposo es italiano. 4. ___ (Our) profesor es español. 5. Es ___ (her) reloj. 6. Es ___ (your; fam.) mochila. 7. Es ___ (your; form.) maleta. 8. ___ (their) sobrina es alemana. 1.___ (her) primos son franceses. 2. ___ (Our) primos son canadienses. 3. Son ___ (their) lápices. 4. ___ (Their) nietos son japoneses. 5. Son ___ (our) plumas. 6. Es ___ (your; fam.) mochila. 7. ___ (my) amigas son inglesas. 8. Son ___ (his) cuadernos. ¡INTÉNTALO! Provide the appropriate form of each possessive adjective.


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