5.4 Possessive pronouns

The possessive pronouns indicate whose an object is.

English possessive pronouns
  This is my car.
These are your problems.
You have changed our house.

In English the possessive pronoun is independent of the gender and the number of possessed object. This is different in French. The gender and number of the possessed object determines the possessive pronoun, however, it is unchanged by the type of object (indirect - dative; direct - accusative):

Overview
my
Nominative My uncle is before the door.
Mon oncle est devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see my uncle.  
Je vois mon oncle.  
  Dative I give money to my uncle.  
Je donne de l' argent à mon oncle.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of my uncle.  
Ce sont les chaussures de mon oncle.  
  Plural    
  Nominative My uncles are before the door.
Mes oncles sont devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see my uncles.  
Je vois mes oncles.  
  Dative I give money to my uncles.  
Je donne de l' argent à mes oncles.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of my uncles.  
Ce sont les chaussures de mes oncles.  
  your
  Nominative Your uncle is before the door.
Ton oncle est devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see your uncle.  
Je vois ton oncle.  
  Dative I give money to your uncle.  
Je donne de l' argent à ton oncle.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of your uncles.  
Ce sont les chaussures de ton oncle.  
  Plural    
  Nominative Youre uncle are before the door.
Tes oncles sont devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see your uncles.  
Je vois tes oncles.  
  Dative I give money to your uncles.  
Je donne de l' argent à tes oncles.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of your uncles.  
Ce sont les chaussures de tes oncles.  
  his
  Nominative His uncle is before the door.
Son oncle est devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see his uncle.  
Je vois son oncle.  
  Dative I give money to his uncle.  
Je donne de l' argent à son oncle.
  Genitive These are the shoes of his uncle.  
Ce sont les chaussures de son oncle.  
  Plural    
  Nominative His uncles are before the door.
Ses oncles sont devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see his uncles.  
Je vois ses oncles.  
  Dative I give money to his uncles.  
Je donne de l' argent à ses oncles.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of his uncles.  
Ce sont les chaussures de ses oncles.  
  her
  Nominative Her uncle is before the door.
Son oncle est devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see her uncle.  
Je vois son oncle.  
  Dative I give money to her uncle.  
Je donne de l' argent à son oncle.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of her uncle.  
Ce sont les chaussures de son oncle.  
  Plural    
  Nominative Her uncles are before the door.
Ses oncles sont devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see her uncles.  
Je vois ses oncles.  
  Dative I give money to her uncles.  
Je donne de l' argent à ses oncles.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of her uncles.  
Ce sont les chaussures de ses oncles.  
  our
  Nominative Our uncle is before the door.
Notre oncle est devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see our uncle.  
Je vois notre oncle.  
  Dative I give money to our uncle.  
Je donne de l' argent à notre oncle.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of our uncle.  
Ce sont les chaussures de notre oncle.  
  Plural    
  Nominative Our uncles are before the door.
Nos oncles sont devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see our uncles.  
Je vois nos oncles.  
  Dative I give money to our uncles.  
Je donne de l' argent à nos oncles.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of our uncles.  
Ce sont les chaussures de nos oncles.  
  your
  Nominative Your uncle is before the door.
Votre oncle est devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see your uncle.  
Je vois votre oncle.  
  Dative I give money to your uncle.  
Je donne de l' argent à votre oncle.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of your uncle.  
Ce sont les chaussures de votre oncle.  
  Plural    
  Nominative Your uncles are before the door.
Vos oncles sont devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see your uncles.  
Je vois vos oncles.  
  Dative I give money to your uncles.  
Je donne de l' argent à vos oncles.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of your uncles.  
Ce sont les chaussures de vos oncles.  
their
  Nominative Their uncle is before the door.
Leur oncle est devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see their uncle.  
Je vois leur oncle.  
  Dative I give money to their uncle.  
Je donne de l' argent à leur oncle.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of their uncle.  
Ce sont les chaussures de leur oncle.  
  Plural    
  Nominative Their uncles are before the door.
Leurs oncles sont devant la porte.  
  Accusative I see their uncles.  
Je vois leurs oncles.  
  Dative I give money to their uncles.  
Je donne de l' argent à leurs oncles.  
  Genitive These are the shoes of their uncles.  
Ce sont les chaussures de leurs oncles.  






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