Possessive Pronouns – Execises

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Exercises

Choose the right possessive determiner.

  1. Mi ĵus ricevis retmesaĝon de amikino.[I’ve just received an email from my girlfriend.]|preposition + possessive determiner, a friend → singular nominative
  2. instruistino estas malpli bona ol instruisto.[His teacher is not as good as her teacher.]|1st gap: subject, a teacher → singular nominative|2nd gap: subject of comparison, a teacher → singular nominative
  3. Ni helpis vin skribi libron.[We helped you write your book.]|object, a book → singular accusative
  4. Ili serĉas fotojn.[They are looking for their photos.]|object, photos → plural accusative
  5. geavoj baldaŭ vizitos nin.[Our grandparents will visit us soon.]|subject, grandparents → plural nominative

Rewrite the sentences.
Replace the underlined part of the sentence with a possessive determiner.

  1. La infano de Luisa nombras la pomojn.[Luisa’s child is counting the apples. → Her is child counting the apples.]|subject, singular (a child of a woman) → Ŝia
  2. Ĉu Oliver legas la libron de Paula?[Is Oliver reading Paula’s book? → Is Oliver reading her book?]|object, singular (a book belonging to a woman) → ŝian
  3. La knabo lernas poemon de Shakespeare.[The boy is learning a poem by Shakespeare. → The boy is learning his poem.]|object, singular (a poem by a different male) → lian
  4. Olga forgesis la hejmtaskojn de Olga.[Olga forgot Olga’s homework. → Olga forgot her own homework.]|object, plural (the homework), subject and object are the same person → siajn
  5. Ni ĝojas pri la sukceso de vi.[We are glad about the success of you. → We are glad about your success.]|nominative, singular (preposition + noun) → via

Complete the sentences with the right possessive determiner or pronoun.

  1. Ni ofte vidas (ni)  gepatrojn, sed ili ne ofte vidas (ili) .[We often see our parents, but they don’t often see theirs.]|1st gap: accustive, plural, accompanies a noun → niajn|2nd gap: accustaive, plural, replaces a noun → la siajn
  2. Tim serĉas (ŝi)  komiksojn. Li ne estas ordema, tial mi neniam pruntedonas (mi)  al li.[Tim is looking for her comics. He isn’t tidy which is why I never lend him mine.]|1st gap: accusative, plural, accompanies a noun → ŝiajn|2nd gap: accusative plural, replaces a noun → la miajn
  3. Ĉu ili gustumis (vi)  kukon aŭ ĉu ili nur manĝis (ili/propra) ?[Have they tried your cake or have they only eaten theirs?]|1st gap: accustaive, singular, accomapies a noun → vian|2nd gap: accusative, singular or plural (their own cake/their own cakes), replaces a noun → la sian/la siajn
  4. Ŝi forgesis (ŝi/propra)  okulvitrojn, sen kiuj ŝi ne bone vidas. Ĉu vi ankoraŭ povas vidi bone sen (vi) ?[She forgot her glasses without which she can’t she well. Can you still see well without yours?]1st gap: accusative, plural, accompanies a noun → siajn|2nd gap: nominative (preposition + pronoun), replaces a noun → la viaj
  5. (li)  propono plaĉas al mi pli bone ol (ŝi) .[I like his suggestion better than hers.]|1st gap: nominative, singular, accompanies a noun → lia|2nd gap: nominative, singular, replaces a noun → la ŝia