POSSESSIVE NOUNS AND POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES

1. Replace with the possessive form where possible.
1. the flat of my sister …………………………………………………
2. the son of her mother ……………………………………………….
3. the name of this man ………………………………………………..
4. the mark of our student ……………………………………………..
5.  the work of those men ……………………………………………………..
6.  the sister of my friend ………………………………………………………
7.  the parents of that boy ……………………………………………………..
8.  the room of these people …………………………………………………….
9.  the hobby of these gentlemen ………………………………………………..
10. the voice of this singer ……………………………………………………..
11. the friend of Susan …………………………………………………………
12. the foot of the animal ……………………………………………………….
13. the ball of my child ………………………………………………………..
14. the apartment of my neighbor ………………………………………………..

2. Complete the reading. Use the words in parentheses in the possessive
case.


What’s in a Woman’s Name?
Women in the United States are free to choose their family name when
they marry. Many women change their name to their husband’s family name.
(1. husband/family name). For example, before (2.Steve Beck/mother)________married Bill Beck, she was Mary Meyers. After her marriage, she became
Mary Beck.
But some women don’t change their names. (3. Kathy White/mother) _________,
Liz Harlow, married Russ White. She is still Liz Harlow after thirty years
of marriage. Today some women are keeping their name and adding their
(4. husband/name )________________. For example, (5. Kathy/sister)____________,
Jill, is married to Joe Smith. Her married name is Jill White-Smith.
So a woman’s name doesn’t always tell you who she’s married to.

3. Correct the mistakes in the student’s essay.
My family loves to eat out. On my parents anniversary we go to a Chinese
restaurant. That’s because my parent’s love Chinese food. On my brother
birthday we go to an Italian restaurant. My brother loves Italian food. On my
sister birthday we go to a Mexican restaurant. That’s because her favorite food
comes from Mexico.
And on my birthday we go to a different restaurant every year because
I like to try different places. This year I want to try a Brazilian food.

4. Are these sentences OK? Correct the sentences where necessary.
1. I often stay at the house of my sister.      my sister’s house
2. What is the name of this village?
OK…………………………………..
3. Do you like the color of this dress?
……………………………………….
4. Do you like the phone number of Bill?
……………………………………….
5. The job of my brother is boring.
……………………………………….
6. Write your name at the top of the page.
……………………………………….
7. For me the morning is the best part of the day.
………………………………………..
8. The favorite color of Paula is blue.
……………………………………….
9. When is the birthday of your mother?
……………………………………….
10. The house of my parents isn’t very big.
……………………………………….
11. The walls of this house are green.
……………………………………….
12. The bus stops at the end of the street.
……………………………………….
13. Do you go to the parties of Sylvia?
……………………………………….
14. The manager of the hotel is on holiday.
……………………………………….
15. London is the capital of England.
……………………………………….

5. Laura is showing Melanie her photos. Put in the possessive form
of the nouns.

Laura: I took this photo in my friend’s (my friend) garden. It was
(1)……………………………………… (the twins) birthday party. This is Kerry,
(2)………………………………………      (Luke)      girlfriend. And     that’s
(3)……………………………………… (Jason) sister Emily.
Melanie: And who are these two?
Laura: That’s (4)……………………………………. (Debbie) mother. She’s talking
to Monica Davis, (5)…………………………………(her children) teacher. And that’s
(6)……………………………. (the Lanskys) dog sitting on (7)……………………………..
(Olivia) foot.

6. Finish these sentences.
1.  I want to wash my hands.
2.  She wants to wash ……………………………………………………………
3.  We want to wash …………………………………………………………….
4.  He wants to wash ……………………………………………………………
5.  They want to wash …………………………………………………………..
6.  Do you want to wash ………………………………………………………?

7. Finish these sentences
1. He lives with his parents.
2. They live with ……………………… parents.
3. We ………………………………….. parents.
4. Julia ………………………………………….
5. I ……………………………………………….
6. John ………………………………………….
7. Do you live …………………………………?
8. A lot of children ……………………………..

8. Put in my/our/your/his/her/their/its.
1.  Do you like your job?
2.  I know Mr. Watson but I don’t know ……………. wife.
3.  Mr. and Mrs. Baker live in London. ………….. son lives in England.
4.  We are going to have a party. We want to invite all ………. friends.
5.  Ann is going out with …………… friends this evening.
6.  I like tennis. It’s …………… favorite sport.
7.  ‘Is that ……….. car?’ ‘No, I don’t have a car.’
8.  I want to phone Ann. Do you know … phone number?
9.  Some people are ………. happy in …………. jobs.
10. I’m going to wash ………. hair before I go out.
11. This is a beautiful tree. ……….. leaves are large.
12. John has a brother and a sister. … brother is 25 and ……. sister is 21.

9. Complete the sentences. Use my/his/their etc. with these words:

sweater | homework | house | husband | job | key | name

1. Jim doesn’t like his job. It’s not very interesting.
2. I can’t open the door. I don’t have ……………………
3. Sally is married. …………………….. works in a bank.
4. It’s very cold today. Put on ……………………………
5. ‘What are the children doing?’ ‘They are doing ……………………’
6. ‘Do you know that man?’ ‘Yes, but I don’t know …………………….’
7. We live in Barton Street. ……………………. is at the end of the street.

10. Complete the sentences. Use subject and possessive pronouns.
__My___ name is Bertha Bean. ___I___ live in Florida. ______ am a widow.I have two children, a son and a daughter. ______ son is a police officer._______ is forty years old. ______ name is Jack. _____ wife is a nurse.They live in Connecticut. They have three children. _______ children are seven, six, and three years old. My daughter is a teacher. ______is thirty-three years old. ______ is single. _______ home is in Boston._________ lives near Lulu Winston’s granddaughter Norma. ______ daughter
and Lulu’s granddaughter are neighbors. Lulu and I are neighbors and friends.

11. Complete the conversation with possessive nouns (Sam’s)
and possessive adjectives (her, their).

I like those shoes
Judy: Mark, you look sharp! What’s the occasion?
Mark: Dinner – with Kathy and ___ 1. (she) parents. It’s ___ 2. (she) ___ 3.
(parents) anniversary. Is the jacket okay?
Judy: It’s fine.
Mark: It’s my ___ 4. (brother).
Judy: I like those shoes.
Mark: They are ___ 5. (I) ___ 6. (roommate). How about this tie? Does it
match these suspenders?
Judy: It’s a perfect match.
Mark: The tie is ___ 7. (Steve). The suspenders are ___ 8. (he) too.
Judy: Is anything ___ 9. (you)?
Mark: Sure. This new goatee. It’s all ___ 10. (I).
Judy: Oh, I see. Well, that goatee makes you look like a doctor.
Mark: Good. Now I need to remember – ___ 11. (Kathy) mom is Liz, and ___
12. (she) dad is Russ, not Ross. When I’m nervous, I forget names.
Judy: Mark, you look wonderful. Don’t be nervous. And just don’t call ___ 13.
(Kathy) dad Rose.

12. Tell each other your relatives’ names and hobbies.
Example: My mother’s name is Lucy, her hobby is knitting (fishing, reading
books, writing poems, collecting stamps, sailing, doing crosswords, ice-skating,
music, painting, football…).

13. Translate the following into English.

1. Мій друг художник. Він не інженер.
2. Ви студент? – Ні, я програміст.
3. Ваша сестра вчителька? – Ні, вона перекладач.
4. Мій дідусь – шеф кухар.
5. Мій друг вміє говорити турецькою, іспанською та італійською
мовами.
6. Ця дівчина з Японії. Вона стюардеса. Цікавиться мистецтвом.
7. Мій тато продавець. Він не цікавиться політикою.
8. Чия це сумка? – Це Оліна сумка.
9. Це зошит твого брата? – Ні, це Богдана, мого однокласника.
10. – Привіт, це Олена. Я зараз у Марини, Саша – у бабусі,
а тато ще на роботі …


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