La Regla de Posesión
Nunca usamos “ ‘s ”
El gato de María
El perro de Pablo
When using “de” we
place the noun that is
owned, then de, then
the person who own’s
El escritorio de
Possessive adjectives show ownership or relationships
They are placed before the noun.
They must agree in number and sometimes in gender with the
nouns that they describe.
We can also use
mi / mis (my)
tu / tus (your)
su / sus (his,her)
or (your f.)
nuestro a, os, as
vuestro, a, os, as
su / sus (their)
In English, the possessive adjectives his, her,
and their tell whether something belongs to a
male, a female, or more than one person.
In Spanish, the possessive adjective su has
many possible meanings (his, her, its, your,
their). Context usually makes the meaning
The possessive adjective must be
singular if the noun (that is owned) is
singular and plural if the noun is plural.
While possessive adjectives refer to the
owner, their form agrees in gender and
number with the noun that comes after
We use mi, tu, su, or nuestro, that refers to
who is the owner. Then we change those (mi,
tu, su, or nuestro depending on what is
owned. If more than one thing is owned we
add a “s” at the end of the possessive adj.
Mi prima es alta.
Todas de mis primas son altas.
Su and sus can take the place of a
phrase with de + person.
¿De dónde es la madre de
Su madre es de Puebla.