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pronouns indicate who owns what
That is my
This is your
That is his
This is her
That is our
These are your
Those are their flowers.
Possessive pronouns have to be in accordance in gender
and number with the object. The gender and the number
of the subject, which is talked about does not have any influence
on the possessive pronoun.
Actually you'll make it correctly
when not thinking about it. However, we can have a look at
the logic behind it.
casa. = I see your
Veo vuestras casas. =
I see your houses.
Doy una nueva fachada a vuestras casas. =
I give your houses a new facade.
In English you can differentiate between a female owner
and a male owner of something when the phrase is in
the third person singular. Spanish doesn't make
looks at his wife. = Ve a su mujer. She looks at her
husband. = Ve a su hombre.
pronouns that we had a look at are in adjectival mode.
Adjectival is a possessive pronoun when it is put before
the noun. It does what adjectives usually do - they
describe the noun to that it is referred.
Veo tu casa.
= I see your house.
Sometimes the possessive pronouns
substitute a noun. In English the substantival possessive
my => mine
your => yours
his, her => his, hers
our => ours
your => yours
their => theirs
pronouns in substitution of a noun
la tuya, pero no la mía.= I
see yours but not mine.
nuestra es linda, pero la vuestra es fea. = Ours
is beautiful but theirs is ugly.