This possessives page brings together information about

  • possessive nouns
  • possessive adjectives
  • possessive pronouns
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  • reciprocal pronouns  




Which of the following phrases is correct?
body of the animals
bodies of the animals


Hello naghmairam,

The first phrase is not correct as more than one animal does not share a body.

The second phrase may be correct, depending on the context. A definite article before 'bodies' seems likely, though this will depend on the context.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I like to practice in writing. Is someone interested practice together and helping for improvement?

Hello david H L,

I just wanted to say that you are very welcome to write messages and texts in the comments on the pages in LearnEnglish. Someone might respond, and in any case it's great practice.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Krik
I have found the worksheets provided in the "LearnEnglishKids" website interesting and useful. Is it possible to have similar worksheets for the different topics provided in the "LearnEnglish" website?

Hi Nadeem Al-Murshedi,

Thank you for the suggestion - we will consider this when next we upgrade the site. Many of our pages do have downloadable resources, including worksheets. For example, the Word on the Street pages (like this one) have Support Packs which include worksheets and other useful materials (audioscripts and a key, for example).

Most pages also have a 'printer-friendly' option included, which is designed to summarise the page in a way which can be printed. This is not the same as a full worksheet but may be helpful to you where a Support Pack is not available.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter for your reply and for considering my suggestion. As a teacher trainer I always ask my trainees, students and teachers, to make the most of the British Council's free downloadable, simplified and interesting materials. I train them how to use these materials, including the Support Packs, in and outside their classrooms. In my context, Yemen, worksheets are important because many students and teachers lack internet access at school and home, and there is a difficulty to practise all the interactive online activities. Therefore, worksheets become the best alternative for them.

Kind regards,


thank you mister Kirk

what the different between :
1- do you know
2- did you know

Hello ehab mustafa,

1 is in the present simple tense and 2 is in the past simple tense. See our Verbs section for more about these tenses.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team