This possessives page brings together information about

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

 

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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

Would you mind telling me which one is correct - Teachers Day or Teachers' Day?

Hello prapsahu,

I have seen both of these used but I would say that the second one is grammatically correct. With a plural noun (teachers) we place the apostrophe after the s to make the possessive form.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,
Which is correct and what is the difference in meaning?
Teacher's room or teachers' room.

...when we were in our mother's wombs. or ....when we were in our mothers' wombs. ..or when we were in our mothers' womb.

Best regards,
Abdullah

Hello Abdullah,

All of those forms could be correct depending on what you mean, but in general, the plural forms ('teachers' room' and 'mothers' wombs') are probably the ones you're looking for, assuming that there's more than one teacher. 

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Kindly guide me how can i use twice properly ???

Hello Barbar Munir Khar,

We can't really provide long lists of rules and examples in the comments sections. Perhaps you have a particular sentence you are unsure of - we'll be happy to comment on it if so.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, which one is correct: Turn on the system`s power supply or Turn on the system power supply?
Thank you

Hello Viktorija,

The first sounds better to me, but the second is perfectly clear.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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