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POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES _amp; PRONOUNS

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									POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES &
              PRONOUNS
          Unidad 9: Gramática D
POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES
POSSESSOR          UNSTRESSED         STRESSED         STRESSED
                   FORM (Before       FORM: MASC.      FORM: FEM.
                   noun)
Yo                 Mi(s) + noun       Noun + mío(s)    Noun + mía(s)


Tú                 Tu(s) + noun       Noun + tuyo(s)   Noun + tuya(s)


Él/ella/usted      Su(s) + noun       Noun + suyo(s)   Noun + suya(s)


Nosotros           Nuestro/a(os/as)   Noun +           Noun +
                   + noun             nuestro(s)       nuestra(s)


Ellos/ellas/Uds.   Su(s) + noun       Noun + suyo(s)   Noun + suya(s)
POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES
   Introduce nouns

   Have 2 forms: stressed and unstressed

   Stressed possessive adjectives always
    FOLLOW the noun. They are used to
    reinforce the idea of possession or relationship
    and correspond to of mine, of yours, etc.
UNSTRESSED FORMS
   Mi(s) = my

   Tu(s) = your

   Su(s) = his/her

   Nuestro/a(s) = our

   Su(s) = their

   A NOUN follows the UNSTRESSED form of a possessive
    adjective (mi casa = my house; mis papeles = my papers
STRESSED FORM
   Mío(s) = OF mine             STRESSED FORM of a
                                  possessive adjective is
   Tuyo/a(s) = OF yours          used AFTER the noun


   Suyo/s(s) = OF his/hers      un amigo mío = a friend
                                  of mine;
                                 una amiga suya = a friend
   Nuestro/a(s) = OF ours        of his/hers

   Su(s) = OF theirs
STRESSED POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES
& SER
   Stressed possessive adjectives can be used alone after the
    verb SER
   Omit article (el, la, los, las)
   Omit noun (otherwise used with a possessive adjective)

   El abrigo es mío. (No definite article because used with
    SER, noun omitted)

   ¿Esa bufanda es suya? (No definite article because used
    with SER, noun omitted)
OJO
   Possesive adjectives are used with nouns

   Whether it be the stressed or unstressed
    form, it must agree in GENDER and NUMBER
    with the noun, NOT with the possessor.

   Ejemplo:
     Tus zapatos son negros.
     Una amiga mía vive en California.
POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS: DEFINITE ARTICLE
+ STRESSED POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE

POSSESSOR          Masculine           Feminine


Yo                 EL mío/LOS míos     LA mía/LAS mías

Tú                 EL tuyo/LOS tuyos   LA tuya/LAS tuyas

Él/ella/Ud.        EL suyo/LOS suyos   LA suya/LAS suyas

Nosotros           EL nuestro/LOS      LA nuestra/LAS
                   nuestros            nuestras
Ellos/ellas/Uds.   EL suyo/LOS suyos   LA suya/LAS suyas
POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS
   FORMULA: Definite article (el, la, los, las) + stressed
    possessive adjective

   Replace nouns

   Translate to: mine, yours, your, our but are EMPHATIC

   Ejemplos:
       Tu coche es amarillo. El mío es azul.
       Su casa es pequeña. La mía es grande.
OJO
 Possessivepronouns agree with
 nouns they are
 replacing/referencing in GENDER
 and NUMBER.

 TheyDO NOT agree with the
 possessor.

								
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