Possessive Pronouns – Exercises

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Choose the right possessive determiner.

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

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

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

Complete the sentences with the right possessive determiner or pronoun.

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