3 May 2000 Possessive Adjectives, in L'Huillier, Advanced French Grammar

presentation of L'Huillier's work, by Corry Shores

[Subsection headings are my own]

Monique L'Huillier

Advanced French Grammar

1. Framework

1.1 Parts of Speech

1.1.4 Determiners Possessive Adjectives

The following are the possessive adjectives:
1) mon, ma, mes  my
2) ton, ta, tes  your
3) son, sa, ses his/her
4) notre, nos our
6) votre, vos your
6) leur, leur their

Possessive adjectives must agree in number and gender with both:
a) the possessed thing, and
b) the possessor of the thing.

for example:
les livres de Marie: ses livres
Marie's books: her books

la maison de Paul et Marie: leur maison
Paul and Marie's house: their house

la cravate de Paul: sa cravate
Paul's tie: his tie

L'Huillier, Monique. Advanced French Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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