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Possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns

Possessive adjectives and Possessive Pronouns
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Sandra Lencioni

on 23 February 2016

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Possessive adjectives
My
Your
His
Her
Its
Our
Your
Their
Possessive Pronouns
Mine
Yours
His
Hers
Its
Ours
Yours
Theirs

1. (PUC-SP) His niece has ________________ meals in town.

a)your
b) yours
c) his
d) her
e) their

2. (USF-SP) Peter has lost _____________ umbrella. Perhaps you can lend him ____________.
a) your – your
b) yours – yours
c) yours – his
d) his – yours
e) his – your

Mood makes food taste different
Taste test could be used to pinpoint chemical causes of depression
Kerri Smith Nature, 6 December, 2006
Feeling anxious? Your mood may actually change your dinner tastes, making the bitter and salty flavours recede, according to new research. This link between the chemical balance in your brain and your sense of taste could one day help doctors treat depression. There are currently no on-the-spot tests for deciding which medication will work best in individual patients with this condition. Researchers hope that a test based on flavour detection could help doctors to get more prescriptions right first time. It has long been known that people who are depressed have lower-than-usual levels of the brain chemicals serotonin or noradrenaline, or in some cases both. Many also have a blunted sense of taste, which is presumably caused by changes in brain chemistry.

1. According to the passage:
a) doctors are treating depression based on people’s sense of taste.
b) it is possible that one day the sense of taste will help doctors find the right medication to treat depression.
c) tests based on a person’s sense of taste are already being used to identify if a person is depressed. d) bitter and salty flavours cannot be tasted by a depressed person. doctors may use bitter and salty flavours to treat depression.

2. Which alternative is correct according to the passage?
a) The finding that depressed people have lower-than- usual levels of serotonin and noradrenaline surprised the researchers.
b) Depressed people do not have the brain chemicals serotonin and noradrenaline.
c) Every person who is depressed has a blunted sense of taste.
d) Depressed people have a blunted sense of taste because of changes in their brain chemistry.
e) The researchers already knew that depressed people have a lower-than-usual levels of serotonin or noradrenaline or even both in their brain.

3. The possessive adjective your in “Your mood may actually change your dinner tastes” refers to:
a) the reader.
b) the author.
c) depressed people.
d) researchers.
e) doctors.

Exercises
Resolution
Possessive adjectives and Possessive Pronouns
That's
my
sister Jane.

His
car is very old.

Our
names are Jessica and Susan.
That book is
mine
.
Yours
is the
one which has a red cover.

Is Sarah's house yellow?
No.
Hers
is white.
my
your
his
her
its
our
your
their
mine
yours
his
hers
its
ours
yours
theirs
Os adjetivos possessivos sempre precedem o substantivo que modificam.
Os pronomes possessivos substituem o substantivo a que se referem, evitando a repetição de palavras.
Complete the sentences below with a
possessive adjective:
a) Mark and _________ family are going to Scotland.
b) I don't know where I left ________ wallet.
c) Tim and Bob will go out with ________ girlfriends tonight.
d) The mouse has lost _________ tail.
e) You didn't tell me _________ name.
f) Susan is talking to _________ mom.
g) My sister and I are going to use _________ money to buy a car.

Complete the sentences with a
possessive pronoun
:
a) This tablet belongs to Jennifer. It's __________.
b) That book is in my collection. It's __________.
c) We bought this gorgeous house. Everything you see is __________ now.
d) The motorcycle belongs to Ted and Jim. It's _____________
e) You can eat your dinner here and I'll eat _________ in my bedroom.
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