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  • Hi, everybody.

  • In this video, we're going to learn about possessive adjectives.

  • We use possessive adjectives to show that something belongs to me,

  • or something belongs to someone else.

  • I own something or someone owns something.

  • Okay.

  • So let's take a look at the board.

  • Now last time we learned about subjective pronouns

  • and here they are.

  • 'I', 'he', 'she', 'it', 'you', 'we', 'they'.

  • And here are the possessive adjectives.

  • Okay.

  • 'My'.

  • We use 'my' to show that something belongs to me.

  • Okay.

  • 'His'.

  • This means that something belongs to one man or one boy.

  • 'Her'.

  • We use that to show something belongs to one woman or one girl.

  • 'Its'.

  • We use 'its' to show that something belongs to an animal.

  • We use 'your' to show that something belongs to you.

  • Okay.

  • 'Our'.

  • 'Our' means that something belongs to me and you or me and somebody else.

  • Okay, or me and other people.

  • Okay, and last.

  • We use 'their' to show that something belongs to many people.

  • Okay, not me, but many people.

  • Okay, now I want you to pay attention to three special words.

  • 'Its', 'your' and 'their'.

  • Now I want you to notice these words sound like other words.

  • So you have to be careful not to get them confused.

  • And I'm going to explain.

  • 'Its' sounds like the contraction for 'it is'; 'it's'.

  • Okay, so, don't get that confused.

  • 'Your' sounds like the contraction for 'you are' 'you're'.

  • Okay.

  • So make sure you use this one to show possession.

  • Okay.

  • And the last word, 'their', it actually sounds like two other words.

  • The contraction for 'they are' 'they're'

  • or the word t-h-e-r-e, the other word 'there'. Okay.

  • So please don't get those confused.

  • Now I know all of this sounds very hard,

  • but if you practice with me, I'm sure you'll understand.

  • So let's move on to the next part.

  • Okay, let's practice together.

  • Now, here I have a marker.

  • It belongs to me.

  • So, I have to say, “This is my marker.”

  • This isn't your marker.”

  • This is my marker.”

  • Okay, let's look at this boy.

  • He has a hat.

  • So, I have to say, “This is his hat.”

  • This is his hat.”

  • This isn't my hat.”

  • This isn't your hat.”

  • Okay.

  • And this girl has a dress.

  • So, “This is her dress.”

  • This is her dress.”

  • This isn't my dress.”

  • This isn't your dress.”

  • Okay, in this picture there's an animal; a dogand it has a ball.

  • I have to say, “This is its ball.”

  • This is its ball.”

  • This isn't my ball.”

  • andThis isn't your ball.”

  • Now, in this picture, we have two people.

  • Okay, and they both own this house.

  • So, “This is their house.”

  • This is their house.”

  • Okay, now a little bit farther away, we have three books.

  • Okay.

  • And this boy and girl have the books here.

  • So, we have to saythose”.

  • And because we have more than one,

  • we have to use 'are'.

  • Okay.

  • Those are their books.”

  • Those are their books.”

  • Those aren't my books.”

  • Those aren't your books.”

  • Okay.

  • And the last one.

  • Here's the county Korea.

  • Okay, we all live here.

  • So we say, “This is our country.”

  • This is our country.”

  • Okay, let's move on to the next part for some more practice.

  • Here are some practice sentences.

  • We're going to put possessive adjectives on these lines.

  • Okay.

  • So, let's try together.

  • “I put candy in ____ mouth.”

  • Okay, this is a mouth.

  • “I put candy in ……”

  • What should we put?

  • my mouth.”

  • Okay, next.

  • John.”

  • John is one man or boy.

  • John lost ____ bag.”

  • Okay, for one man or boy, we say, “his”.

  • John lost his bag.”

  • Okay, “The parents…”

  • That's more than one person. That's two people.

  • So, “The parents love ____ baby.”

  • We have to put

  • their”.

  • The parents love their baby.”

  • Okay. And here, “The dog…”

  • Okay, 'the dog' is an animal.

  • So, “The dog eats ____ food.”

  • What do we put?

  • We have to say, “its”.

  • The dog eats its food.”

  • Okay, let's look at some more examples.

  • Let's continue.

  • “_____ names are Paul and Sam.”

  • Okay, we have two people, Paul, and Sam.

  • And the plural names.

  • So we have to say, “Their”.

  • Their names are Paul and Sam.”

  • Okay.

  • Can I use ____ phone?”

  • Okay, I'm asking you.

  • So I have to say, “Can I useyour phone?”

  • Okay.

  • And the next one. “_____ make-up looks good.”

  • Whose make-up? Well, usually girls or women wear make-up.

  • So, I'm going to say,

  • Her make-up looks good.”

  • Okay, and

  • “_____ videos are helpful to you.”

  • Okay, these are the videos that we make. Right?

  • We teach English in these videos.

  • So, the answer isour”.

  • Our videos are helpful to you.”

  • Or we sure hope they are.

  • Okay, so in this video, we learned how to use possessive adjectives.

  • Don't forget you have to put a noun after each one.

  • I hope you understand, and I hope to see you in the next video.

  • Bye.

Hi, everybody.

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