–Personal pronouns, possessive adjectives and pronouns
–Some and Any, No
-How to use adjectives in a sentence
-Comparative and superlative adjectives
-The order of adjectives
-Example of adverbs
– Much and Many
-Adverbs of quantity:, a lot, Very, Few
-Too much, too many, too few, too little
-Preposition of place
-Between and Among
-Preposition of time
-Prepositions after verbs and nouns
-Plural of nouns
-Countable – Uncountable Nouns
Basic Question Forms
– The 5 W : Who, When, Why, What and Where
-If, If and whether clause
-Similar words in other languages with different meaning in English
-Regular Verbs and Irregular Verbs
-To like, To Dislike
-Can and Cannot
– Verbs ending in -ing
-There is and There are
-Used + Infinitive
-Present Perfect Continuous
-Past Perfect Continuous
-Future Perfect (continuous)
-Will and Be going to
-The future seen from the past
-Be able to, allowed to
-May and Might : possibility
-Must and Have (got) to
-Need (not), don’t need to, don’t have to
-Should, ought to and had better
-Forming Passive sentences
-To do and to make
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Personal Pronouns, Possessive adjectives and pronouns
What’s the difference between possessive adjectives and pronouns?
Possessive adjectives: are used to describe a noun.
Possessive pronouns: are used to replace the noun.
Possessive adjectives: are always followed by a noun.
|My book is green|
|Your laptop is in the bag|
*In English, possessive adjectives are never preceded by the article like in other languages, and are invariable.
Possessive pronouns substitute a noun and prevent its repetition.
Let’s see some example to learn quickly.
|This is our office||This is ours (office)|
|This is my pen||This is mine.|
|This is my glass||This is mine.|
It is important to learn the difference between personal pronouns, possessive adjectives and pronouns.
Learn the table below and try the exercise.
|Personal Pronouns||Possessive Adjectives||Possessive Pronouns|
*Its, as possessive pronoun is not used.
Let’s see with some practical examples so that you can master easily the difference.
Adjectives and pronouns of the third person singular:
|John and his brother
|Jack and his girlfriend||Mary and her friends|
The forms him, her and them are used when a pronoun is the object of a sentence.
Remember this scheme:
HE/ SHE* + Verb
SHE + Likes
She likes cooking
|HER/ HIS* + Noun + Verb (after)||Her +dog
His + name
|Her dog is cute
His name is Stephen
* The forms he, she and they are used when a pronoun is the subject of a sentence.
* The forms his, hers and its* is used to refer to possession, belonging.
We avoid using its and one’s as possessive pronouns except when we use them with own:
Common Mistakes, In English we say this sentence: A friend of mine and NOT A friend of me. Make sure to remember this sentence correctly.
|A friend of mine|
A friend or mine and NOT A friend of me
Time to Test yourself.
- I have _____ (she) pen.
- What’s _____ (she) name.
- I like ____ (you) style.
- He does not want to go to _____ (he) friend’s house.
- _____ (I) job starts at 2:00
- ______ (They) like to go out with ____ (they) friends
- They – Their
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