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Possessive Adjectives

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Natalia Franco

on 28 January 2015

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Transcript of Possessive Adjectives

Because
su
and
sus
have multiple meanings (yours, his, hers, theirs, its), you can avoid confusion by using this formula:
Possessive Adjectives
Possessive Adjectives
Possessive adjectives, like descriptive adjectives, are words that are used to qualify:
-people
-places
-things

Possessive adjectives express the
quality of ownership or possession
.
Practicar
Hay:
¿De quién son?
¿De quién es?
Compare & Contrast:
Possessive adjectives are always placed
BEFORE
the nouns they modify.
Hay:
Forms of possessive adjectives:

In English, possessive adjectives are invariable (they do not agree in gender and number with the nouns they modify).

Spanish possessive nouns DO agree in number with the nouns they modify.

My
cousin
mi
primo
my
cousins
mis
primos
my
aunt
mi
tía
my
aunts
mis
tías
The forms
nuestro
and
vuestro
agree in BOTH gender and number with the nouns they modify.
nuestr
o
prim
o
nuestr
os
prim
os

nuestr
a

a
nuestr
as

as
¿Está
tu

hermano
aquí?

-No,
mi

hermano
está en la biblioteca.
Is your brother here?
No, my brother is in the library.
[
article
] + [
noun
] +
de
+ [
subject pronoun
]
sus
parientes
los

parientes

de

Ud./Uds.
los

parientes

de

ellos/ellas
los

parientes

de

él/ella
your
relatives
his/her

relatives
their

relatives
Un zapato
mi
zapato
tu
zapato
su
zapato
El zapato de Luis
El zapato de Natalia.
El zapato de usted.
Dos zapatos
mis
zapatos
tus
zapatos
sus
zapatos
Los zapatos de Luis
Los zapatos de Natalia.
Los zapatos de usted.

el coche
mi
coche
tu
coche
su
coche
Es
mi
coche +
el coche de Luis
=
nuestro
coche
El coche de Luis
El coche de Natalia.
El coche de Usted.
Es
el coche de Luis
+
el coche de Natalia
=
su
coche
la casa
mi
casa
tu
casa
su
casa
La casa de Luis.
La casa de Natalia.
La casa de Usted.

Es
mi
casa +
la casa de Luis
=
nuestra
casa
¡CUIDADO!
When forming the plural of possessive adjectives, the adjectives
DO NOT
agree with the people you are talking about, but the
object
that is possessed.
Es
su
perro.
Es
nuestro
perro
Son
sus
perros.
Son
nuestros
perros.
(tú)
Son tus libros.
(nosotros)
Son nuestras pizzas.

(yo)
Son mis plumas.
(Yo)
Es _________ cuaderno.
(Elena)
Es _________ teléfono.
(Nosotros)
Es ________ familia.
mi
su
nuestra
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