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Possessives

Possessives are forms that we use to talk about possessions and relationships between things and people. They take different forms depending on how they are used.

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I think that "where were you?" refe to displacement of somepeople and later he return and "where have you been" refer to somepeople that been in someplace that I don't know where.
I think is this! Sorry for some wrong and teach me please! XD

hello every body

Hi,
 
Can I say" i am hot or cold instead of I feel hot/ cold."
 
Thanks in advance

You can say both, but 'I am hot' is also used to describe yourself as attractive or  very good at something.

Hi,
I have a problem in differentiating between the  meaning  of apostrophe ('s) that shows  possession and modifying nouns. For example: what is the difference between
(Students' Number and Students Number)
I read about them but I couldn't understand the difference well.so, could you please .explain them for me

Thanks in advance

Hello zagrus!

When you use the apostrophe, it tells you something about who owns the noun. When there's no apostrophe, the word before tells you something about the main noun. Your two examples are a little complicated to explain, so let's look at a clearer example:
 
Student's book: This is a particular book which belongs to a student.
Who does this book belong to?
I don't know, but it must be a student's book - some of the exercises are already done.
 
Student book: This is what KIND of book
What kind of book is this?
Oh it's a student book - it has exercises, but no answers.

Hope that helps!
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team
 
 

:hello, I will be grateful if you answer the following question
which phrase is correct : the stories of Prophets Joseph and Job, or the stories of .Prophet Joseph and Job
and why???
 
thanks in advance

Hello Zagrus!
 
The first phrase is correct. This is because ProphetS tells us both Joseph and Job are prophets. In the second one, because Prophet is singular, we read it as only for Joseph - the stories of (Prophet Joseph) and Job - suggesting Job is not a prophet.

Hope that helps!
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, can you help me with this ( there is a radio and a sofa.) Is this a correct grammar?

Hello mimi-516!

I answered your question on another page. You're welcome to ask questions, but please choose a good page for it (like, for your question, our page on it and there), and please ask the question only once; don't get impatient if we can't answer it immediately!
 
Thanks!
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

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