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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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Hi leonard777,

As Peter said, we are working on this and apologise for the inconvenience. I'm happy to report, however, that although the links are broken, there is another way to get to these pages -- please try the links below and I think they should work for you:

possessives: nouns
possessives: adjectives
possessives: pronouns
possessives: questions
possessives: reciprocal pronouns

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello leonard777,

Thank you for flagging this. We are already aware of some problems with the links on the site leading to the wrong pages and we have asked our technical team to address this.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi.
Is Progressive same as Continuoues?

They say that progressive is used in American English while Continuoues is used in British English.

Please clarify.

Thanks

Hello Sad,

Both progressive and continuous are used interchangeably in British English. Progressive is the older, more traditional form; continuous has come into use more recently. I'm from the UK and I'm not sure about typical US usage, I'm afraid.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello sir,

Please help me solve these two grammatical problems:

1) I saw them do it yesterday
2) I saw them doing it yesterday

Which is the correct sentence? If both are grammatically correct, then what's the difference between the two sentences? Under what grammatical rule do they fall? And when can I use each of them? I mean under what circumstances can I use each of them?

Thanks

Hello roc1,

Both sentences are grammatically correct but there is s difference in meaning.

 

I saw them do it yesterday

This means that you saw the whole action to completion.

 

I saw them doing it yesterday

This means that you saw the action in progress (after it had begun but before it ended) but did not necessarily see the end.

 

Thus, if I say I saw them painting the kitchen then it is not clear if the work is finished. If I say I saw them paint the kitchen then I saw them finish the job.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Yes, absolutely they are the same. Don't doubt. Thanks

is there any problem with your website?

I think yes!

Hello Nabul,

There is no problem that I am aware of. Are you having trouble accessing the site?

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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