Possessives in French, lesson 1

A possessive 'determiner' (for example 'my', 'your', or 'his') refers to the gender of what is being 'possessed', indicates whether it is singular or plural, and also links back to who is possessing it.


For example 'my bed' is 'Mon lit'. In this case the word 'Mon' indicates that the object possessed is masculine, that it is singular, and that is mine.


So once you're determined who is the possessor of something, you must determine the number and gender of the object possessed. The table below shows all the possessives :



My

Your

His/Her/Its

Masculine

Mon

Ton

Son

Feminine

Ma

Ta

Sa

Plural

Mes

Tes

Ses

Our

Your

Their

Masculine

Notre

Votre

Leur

Feminine

Notre

Votre

Leur

Plural

Nos

Vos

Leurs

Now test your understanding with the following quizzes :



Possessives Quiz 1 (easy) --- Possessives Quiz 2 (harder)








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