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Possessive pronouns vs. possessive adjectives



 
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Possessive pronouns vs. possessive adjectives #1 (permalink) Mon May 22, 2006 16:51 pm   Possessive pronouns vs. possessive adjectives
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #101 "Possessive pronouns", question 8

The fluffy brown puppy is ..........

(a) its
(b) my
(c) theirs

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #101 "Possessive pronouns", answer 8

The fluffy brown puppy is theirs.

Correct answer: (c) theirs

Your answer was: incorrect
The fluffy brown puppy is my.
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Why is it incorrect with my?
It can be also with my.

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Possessive pronouns vs. possessive adjectives #2 (permalink) Mon May 22, 2006 18:41 pm   Possessive pronouns vs. possessive adjectives
 

Hi

The only correct answer is "theirs".

You could also say:
- mine (not "me")
- yours
- his
- hers
- ours

But none of these were choices in the test question.

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Re: Possessive pronouns vs. possessive adjectives #3 (permalink) Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:00 am   Re: Possessive pronouns vs. possessive adjectives
 

Yankee wrote:
Hi
The only correct answer is "theirs".
Amy

Hi Yankee,
How about this sentence?
The fluffy brown puppy is its?
Is the odd question? I suppose there is an intelligent monkey/ a robot (its) to control the puppy.
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Possessive pronouns vs. possessive adjectives #4 (permalink) Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:49 am   Possessive pronouns vs. possessive adjectives
 

It's never likely to be the case, is it, Baotet? It's not practical and even with the stretch of the imagination which is necessary to imagine such a scenario, it certainly isn't the best answer from those provided.
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