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Remember possessive adjectives? minuestro tuvuestrosu They’re equivalent to myouryour his,hertheir its And they ALWAYS come BEFORE a noun.
Now you’re going to learn another set of possessives, called long-form possessives: míonuestro tuyovuestrosuyo These CANNOT come before a noun. They come AFTER a noun, and when they do, they frequently emphasize possession: La casa mía es muy grande. = My house is very big.
But more often than not, they are equivalent to the following: mineoursyours his, hers, itstheirs Note that these are NOT the same as myouryour his, her, itstheir
My house is big.This house is mine. *Mine house is big.*This house is my. *You can’t say these. Duh. So just like my/your/her and mine/yours/hers have different rules for usage, mi/tu/su and mío/tuyo/suyo have different rules for usage.
mi nuestro(el) mío(el) nuestro tu vuestro(el) tuyo(el) vuestro su su(el) suyo(el) suyo 1. ALWAYS precedes a noun: Mi casa es grande. 2. follows a noun: La casa mía es grande. 3. can be a pronoun: a. This house is mine. - Esta casa es mía. b. She uses mine. - Usa la mía/el mío/las mías/los míos (depending on whether what’s “mine” is masc./fem./sing./pl.). You’ll notice that a doesn’t have an article before “mía” but b does. Here are the rules for using the article: 1. If the comes right after a noun, it doesn’t get an article right in front of it: La casa mía es grande. 2. If the comes right after “ser,” it doesn’t get an article in front of it: La casa es mía. 3. If the comes anywhere else, you have to have an article with it: La mía es grande. Tienes la mía. Vivimos en la mía.
To sum up: Mi, tu, su, etc. ( ) can be used ONLY before a noun. Mío, tuyo, etc. ( ) is used everywhere else. is NOT preceded by an article if it’s preceded by a noun. is NOT preceded by an article if it’s preceded by “ser.” IS preceded by an article at all other times.
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