Fun Easy English Classroom April 7


Learn about
personal possessive
Personal Possessive Pronouns

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about personal possessive pronouns an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Personal Possessive Pronouns

Definition of a personal possessive pronoun.
  • A personal possessive pronoun is a word that:
  • refers to a specific person or thing
  • replaces a noun to show possession or ownership
  • changes form to indicate person, number, and gender
  • makes no distinction between singular and plural forms of "you"
Personal Possessive Pronoun Examples
  • That book is mine.
  • This book is yours.
  • The following words are personal possessive pronouns
  • mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs, its
From YOUR Teacher: Personal Possessive Pronouns

Personal possessive pronouns are words which show possession or ownership of things.
This book is Jane's, becomes, This book is hers.
Hers replaces Jane's.
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  • Conversation Lesson - Beginner Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 15 - Asking Directions
(Beginner - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Asking Directions

Marilyn: Excuse Me. Could you tell me which way Dobson’s bookstore is?

Nancy: Yes, it’s that way. You go two blocks, then turn left. It’s on the corner opposite the post office.

Marilyn: Thanks I’ve only been in town a few days, so I really don’t know my way around yet.

Nancy: Oh, I know how you feel. We moved here a year ago, and I still don’t know where everything is.
Conversation Notes
  • Could you tell me
  • An alternative (and slightly softer) version of Can you tell me…?
  • which way Dobson’s bookstore is
  • Note that in the “indirect question” the subject precedes the verb—the reverse of the word order in the direct question (Which way is Dobson’s bookstore?).
  • post office
  • A compound noun, with the principal stress on the first word.
  • I really don’t know my way around yet
  • Meaning is I don’t know how to find things or I don’t know how to go to various places.
  • I know how you feel
  •  Note how the “indirect question” (how you feel) differs from the direct question (How do you feel?): it has the word order of a statement rather than of a question—the subject wholly precedes the verb, and the interrogative do is omitted.
  • I still don’t know where everything is
  • Again, an “indirect question” (where everything is) has the word order of a statement, with subject preceding the verb, rather than of the corresponding direct question (Where is everything?).
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English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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