POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES

Por: Tammy Tang

What are possessive adjectives?

Possessive adjectives are used to show ownership.


My book, your laptop, our room, and etc.

mi libro, tu computadora, nuestro habitación

There are 5 possessive adjectives:

mi/mis (my)


tu/tus (your: fam. sing.)


su/sus (his, her, their, your: formal)


nuestro/os (our)

nuestra/nuestras (our)


vuestro/os (your: fam. plural) (mainly used in Spain)

vuestra/as (your: fam. plural) (mainly used in Spain)

What is the difference between TU and SU?

***The difference between TU and SU depends on the formality the speaker wishes to use.

Example:

Mi casa es tu casa ------------ (speaking to someone who you'd address as "tú")

Mi casa es su casa -----------------(speaking to someone who you'd address as "usted")

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oh, SU.....

If the meaning of su is not clear from the context of sentence, a prepositional phrase (de él, de ella, de Jenny, de Jose) is used in place of su.

Examples:


The man looks for her keys.

El hombre busca las llaves de ella.


Annie looks for Jose's book bag.

Annie busca la mochila de Jose.

And..... that is it for Possessive Adjectives!!!!! More examples below:

5 examples: fill in the blank Answers below

1. ___________ gato es perezoso (yo)


2. ___________ primos (ellos)


3. ___________ microonda es excelente (usted)


4. ___________ llaves (ella)


5. ___________ zapatos son nuevos (nosotros)



Answers

1. mi

2. sus

3. su

4. tus

5. nuestros

5 examples: multiple choice answers below

1. __________ compañero es muy agradable (tú)

A. Os

B. Su

C. Tu


2. __________ dieciocho cumpleaños es mañana

A. mí

B. mi

C. Él


3. __________ (ella-formal) mesa

A. su

B. tu

C. mi


4. __________ tarea es importante

A. mi

B. nuestra

C. su


5. __________ nietos son preciosos

A. Nuestro

B. Nuestros

C. Nuestras


Answers:

1. C

2. B

3. A

4. A

5. B

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