This possessives page brings together information about

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

 

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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,

Peter

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,

Nadeem

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,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Which one is correct? Why?

Send the video to your class Google Drive account.
or
Send the video to your class' Google Drive account.

Hello douglaslima14,

Both of these are possible.

With the apostrophe you are using a possessive form: the Google Drive account of the class.

Without the apostrophe, you are using 'class' as an adjective:

Which Google Drive account?

The class Google Drive account.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,

In this sentence where would "his" point to? To Bob or his brother?
"I need to help Bob's brother, and fix his computer."

Regards,
Alexandra

Hello Alexandra,

Considering the sentence out of context, it's not clear – 'his' could refer either to Bob or his brother. Usually, though not always, the words that possessive adjectives refer to are clear in their contexts.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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