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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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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.

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thank you mister Kirk

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.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Which one is correct? Why?

Send the video to your class Google Drive account.
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.


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In this sentence where would "his" point to? To Bob or his brother?
"I need to help Bob's brother, and fix his computer."


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,
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.


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