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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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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,
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,


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,
The LearnEnglish Team


Which sentence would be considered to be correct? 'What are we going to do with THAT freedom we have?' Or 'What are we going to do with THE freedom we have?'

Many thanks

Hell bsamba,

Unless you're speaking about a specific freedom (e.g. the freedom of speech, freedom of religion), then 'the' would probably be better. Our this, that, these and those page may be of interest to you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, I often get confused between adjective and verb. Adjective and Verb both implying the action of noun. So how you identify this is adjective or verb?

Hello The_Unknown,

An adjective tells you more about a noun, i.e. a person, place or thing, but it doesn't necessarily imply action. For example, 'That monkey is old.' 'old' tells us what the monkey is like. A verb describes something a noun does or the condition of the noun, e.g. 'That old monkey is eating a mango'. 'is eating' describes an action. 

You might want to do an internet search for 'difference between adjectives and verbs' – I'm sure you'll find lots of useful explanations that will help you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

are these sentences right
1. the room was got painted by him.
2. the clothes were got washed by me.
please tell me.