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PRONOUNS

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Mauricio Silveira

on 25 March 2014

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Transcript of PRONOUNS

PRONOUNS
* Function as OBJECTS of verbs or prepostitions
* Adjectives
* Need a noun after them
REMEMBER:
PERSONAL PRONOUNS
* Represent people, things and situations
* Function ONLY as the subjects of conjugated verbs
What else?
RULES
SHE
likes me.
I
you
he, she. it
we
you
they
PERSONAL PRONOUNS
no
any
some
every
one
body
thing
where
HE
SHE
IT
"Everyone has eaten crab"
OBJECT PRONOUNS
me
you
him
her
it
us
you
them
She

likes
ME
.
POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES
my
your
his
her
its
our
your
their
It s
MY
car.
I
POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS
* Function like nouns
* Only as subject/object
mine
yours
his
hers
its
ours
yours
theirs
Your brother is ugly but
MINE
looks like a car crash!
I bought my car at Savarauto.
Where did you buy
YOURS
?
POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS
*Also used in double possessives:
A friend of
MINE
A cousin of
HERS
An old dream of
OURS
= one of my friends
= one of her cousins
= one of our
dreams
GENITIVE CASE
* Usually indicates possession

* Add
s

to the owner
I
I
I
Carl s
haircut
Women s
rights
The
world s
largest river
Porto
Alegre s
ways
I
I
I
I
FORMING THE GENITIVE
careful!
Sometimes, the genitive does not indicate possession...
What else?
Don and Jan s cars
Don s and Jan s cars
the cars belong to both
objects are the same
each guy has one or more cars
objects are different
I
I
I
The ‘S is used when
the “owner” is “alive”:
people, animals, names, relatives, titles, professions, ranks, or any other element representing a living being.
the doctor’s deeds the king’s pawns
my mom’s shoes the cat’s paw
We also use ‘S for institutions, time, measures, and celestial bodies.
Brazil’s needs America’s next top model
the sun’s surface
THANK YOU!
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