Possessive adjectives
Showing Possession <ul><li>In Spanish there are  NO  apostrophes. </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot say, for example,  </li></u...
Showing Posession <ul><li>You must say, “The dog of Jorge,” only in Spanish.  </li></ul><ul><li>Like this: El perro de Jor...
De + noun <ul><li>This concept of showing possession is using “ de + noun .” </li></ul><ul><li>For example:  Tengo el cuad...
General info <ul><li>Unlike English, Spanish has two forms of possessive adjectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a short form th...
Short Form—before noun <ul><li>Possessive   adjectives  show ownership or relationships between people.  </li></ul>ellas e...
Gender and number agreement <ul><li>While possessive adjectives refer to the owner, their form  agrees in gender and numbe...
Long Form—after noun <ul><li>Possessive   adjectives  show ownership or relationships between people.  </li></ul>ellas ell...
Long form—ejemplos  <ul><li>Este pupitre es de Juan. Ese pupitre es  .  </li></ul><ul><li>El perro es de ellos. Es el perr...
Just a note… <ul><li>As you may have noticed, the short form and long forms of  nuestro  are identical. They differ only a...
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Possessive adjectives short and long

  1. 1. Possessive adjectives
  2. 2. Showing Possession <ul><li>In Spanish there are NO apostrophes. </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot say, for example, </li></ul><ul><li>Jorge’s dog, (using an apostrophe) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Showing Posession <ul><li>You must say, “The dog of Jorge,” only in Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>Like this: El perro de Jorge. </li></ul>
  4. 4. De + noun <ul><li>This concept of showing possession is using “ de + noun .” </li></ul><ul><li>For example: Tengo el cuaderno de Felipe. </li></ul>
  5. 5. General info <ul><li>Unlike English, Spanish has two forms of possessive adjectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a short form that is used before nouns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and a long form that is used after nouns. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The more common type is the short form that you learned in Spanish 1. </li></ul><ul><li>We will review the short term and then learn the long form. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Short Form—before noun <ul><li>Possessive adjectives show ownership or relationships between people. </li></ul>ellas ella sus libros ellos sus libros él su libro ustedes su libro usted tus libros tu libro t ú nuestros libros/ nuestras casas mis libros nuestro libro/ nuestra casa nosotros(as) mi libro yo Owner Owner
  7. 7. Gender and number agreement <ul><li>While possessive adjectives refer to the owner, their form agrees in gender and number with the noun that comes after them. </li></ul>Martín vive con su s abuelo s . Carlos y yo vivimos con nuestr a abuel a . refers to agrees grammatically
  8. 8. Long Form—after noun <ul><li>Possessive adjectives show ownership or relationships between people. </li></ul>ellas ella suyos, suyas ellos suyos, suyas él suyo, suya ustedes suyo, suya usted tuyos, tuyas tuyo, tuya t ú nuestros, nuestras m ío s, mías nuestro, nuestra nosotros m ío, mía yo Owner Owner
  9. 9. Long form—ejemplos <ul><li>Este pupitre es de Juan. Ese pupitre es . </li></ul><ul><li>El perro es de ellos. Es el perro . </li></ul><ul><li>Mi toalla est á en el baño. Es la toalla . </li></ul><ul><li>Change to the long form: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mi blusa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>su vestido </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tus camisas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuestros libros </li></ul></ul>m ío suyo mía La blusa mía El vestido suyo Las camisas tuyas Los libros nuestros
  10. 10. Just a note… <ul><li>As you may have noticed, the short form and long forms of nuestro are identical. They differ only as to whether they are used before or after the noun. </li></ul>

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