This possessives page brings together information about

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

 

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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

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

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