26 - el libro mío my book El libro es mío. The book is...

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As mentioned earlier, a common usage of this version of possessive adjective is after a form of the  linking verbs  ser  or  estar . Notice that the English possessive is different when it follows a form of “to  be” (  is  or  are ). For example, “ my  book” becomes “the book is mine. ” In Spanish, the possessive  adjectives from Table 2 are placed after the noun whether there's a linking verb or not. 
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Unformatted text preview: el libro mío my book El libro es mío. The book is mine . las fotografias bonitas tuyas your pretty pictures Las fotografias bonitas son tuyas. The pretty pictures are yours. la casa nuestra our house La casa es nuestra. The house is ours . las niñas suyas his girls, her girls, their girls, your (formal) girls Las niñas son suyas. The girls are his , the girls are hers , the girls are theirs , the girls are yours ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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