Pablo Javier García, Julia Domene, Mercedes
Zapirain, Olimpia Navarro
2.2. DIFFERENCESBETWEENENGLISH AND SPANISH
2.3.PLACEMENT OF THEPRONOUN
A possessive form, in linguistics, is a word or
construction used to indicate a relationship
of possession in a broad sense.
Possessive determiners or adjectives
Possessive forms that indicate the possessor
of something but occur
independently, without qualifying a noun.
Although they have a very similar usage, we
must distinguish them.
We also have to say that except mine, its and
his, the other pronouns are different from the
possessive determiners in that they all end in
–s: ours, theirs, hers, yours…
It’s also important to say that there are some
conflict with the “long form of the possessive
adjectives” in English, due to their form is
exactly the same with the possessive
Unlike Spanish, possessive pronouns in
English are never preceded by a definite
article and have no gender or number marks.
Possessivepronounsaren’t used exactly the
same as the Spanish possessive pronouns.
Look at these
pictures. Mine is
the big one.
I like your flowers.
Do you like mine?
My flowers are
dying. Yours are
I looked everywhere
for your key. I found
John's key but I
couldn't find yours.
All the essays were
good but his was
John found his
passport but Mary
couldn't find hers.
Here is your
car. Ours is over
there, where we left
Each couple's books
I don't like this
are colourfamily's garden but I
coded. Yours are red. like yours.
These aren't John
children. Theirs have
Your documents are
wrong,I prefer ours.
John and Mary don't
like your car. Do
*Notice: Personal pronouns can NOT be used with the apostrophe of
the genitive: her's, your's, their's
1. Say whether the following statements are
true or false.
Possessive pronouns indicate the possessor
of something independently and qualify a
Possessive pronouns in English are never
preceded by a definite article and have no
gender or number marks. (T/F)
2. Translate the following sentences.
No cojas mi portátil como si fuera tuyo.
Yo creía que la paella de mi abuela era la
mejor hasta que probé la suya.
Only one of the following pronouns is marked
Which of the following sentences iscorrect?
A. Look at these cars. My is the red.
B. Look at these cars. Mine is the red one.
C. Look at these cars. The mine is the red.
D. All these sentences are correct.