English Grammar for Students of Spanish.
QUIZ-3 CHAPTER 2
Read the following pages from the book and answer the questions:
1. What is the possessive? Page 19
The term possessive means that one noun owns another noun, showing possession. In Spanish there is only one way to express possession, and that is using the “of” construction. Using de or de+ infinitive shows that the possessor owns the noun.
2. What is an adjective? Page 106 (lines 1-12)
An adjective is a word that describes the noun/ pronoun. Each type of adjective are classified according to the way they are being described in a sentence by the noun/ pronoun. While English adjectives do not change forms, Spanish adjectives must change to agree with the noun/ pronoun of gender and number.
3. What is a possessive adjective? Page 115 (lines 1-155, 224-42) A possessive adjective is a word that describes a noun and tells you who owns that noun. Possessive adjectives change to identify who the person is representing. In English (my, your, his/her/its) would be examples of singular forms of first person, second person, and third person. As our, yours, and theirs would be the plural possessors. In Spanish you also change the word between first, second, third person, plural, and singular. But in addition the word must agree with gender and number. Stressors on Spanish possessive adjectives show importance as well, as they must be placed after the noun they have modified.
4. What is a descriptive adjective? Page 107)
A descriptive adjective is one that indicates a particular quality. It tells what kind of noun it is, as it describes the noun/ pronoun. In English and Spanish there are two types of descriptive adjectives; attributive and predicate. You must however, change word form in the Spanish language to go along with gender and number.
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