Note de Grammaire – possessive adjectives

Note de Grammaire #13 – possessive adjectives

NOTE DE GRAMMAIRE –  Possessive Adjectives

 WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT IS POSSESSED! 

  Before a masculine singular noun Before a feminine singular noun Before a plural noun (m. or f.)
My

Mon

Ma

Mes

Your

Ton

Ta

Tes

His/Her/Its

Son

Sa

Ses

Our

Notre

Notre

Nos

Your

Votre

Votre

Vos

Their

Leur

Leur

Leurs

 

*Son, sa and ses may mean either her or his.

 

C’est son père. = That’s her father OR That’s his father.

C’est sa mere. = That’s her mother OR That’s his mother.

Ce sont ses parents. = Those are her parents OR Those are his parents.

 

*Mon, ton and son are used before all singular nouns that begin with a vowel sound, whether the noun is masculine or feminine.

 

C’est ton amie Marianne?

C’est mon oncle Xavier.

 

*Use ton, ta and tes with people you would normally address with tu.

 

*Use votre and vos with people you would normally address with vous.

 

*Another way to indicate possession is with the preposition “ de ”.   De/d’ plus a person’s name is used in the same way as “ ’s ” in English.

 

Ex: J’aime bien le frère d’André. à I really like Andre’s brother.

  Exercice:

Choose the correct possessive adjective in each sentence.

 

1/ Voilà ( mon / ma ) frère Olivier. 

 

2/ Ça, c’est (mon / ma ) crayon.

 

3/ Ça, c’est (nos / notre ) chat, Zola.

 

4/ Ce sont (mes / ses) soeurs, Alice et Marianne.

 

5/ Ça, c’est Jacques, c’est (leur / leurs ) cousin.

  

 

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