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Transcript of PRONOUNS
* Function as OBJECTS of verbs or prepostitions
* Need a noun after them
* Represent people, things and situations
* Function ONLY as the subjects of conjugated verbs
he, she. it
"Everyone has eaten crab"
* Function like nouns
* Only as subject/object
Your brother is ugly but
looks like a car crash!
I bought my car at Savarauto.
Where did you buy
*Also used in double possessives:
A friend of
A cousin of
An old dream of
= one of my friends
= one of her cousins
= one of our
* Usually indicates possession
to the owner
FORMING THE GENITIVE
Sometimes, the genitive does not indicate possession...
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
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