This possessives page brings together information about

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

 

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Hi Peter,
Thank you for explanation,however in my mind has appeared 1 confusion.For example, in the forest, all the TREES' branches were waving in the wind. In the context the author used (TREES') but why? If we say A CAR DOOR, so why we can't use TREE BRANCHES in this case?
Thanks again for your attention.

Hi Thuong,

You can say tree branches, where tree functions as an adjective in the noun phrase. Depending on how many trees you are describing you can also say the branches of the tree, the tree's branchesthe branches of the trees or the trees' branches.

I'm not sure why you think you can't use the phrase, to be honest.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

THank you, so ( if we talk about 1 tree for example) the meaning of TREE BRANCHES ( without adding S) and TREE'S BRANCHES is similar?Is it accepted both forms by the English grammar,sir?

Hello Thuong,

This depends on the context. Tree branches simply tells us what kind of branches they are (not from a bush, for example), not how many trees there are, or if we are talking in general or in specific terms.

A/The tree's branches tells us that we are talking about the branches of one tree.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

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,
Kirk
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,

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

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