Possessive Pronouns - Exercises

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Exercise

Type in the correct dependent possessive pronouns.

  1. (sie)  Rücken tut weh.[Her back hurts.]|sieihr…|nominative, der Rücken (masculine) → ihr
  2. Er hat (er)  Brille vergessen.[He forgot his glasses.]|ersein…|vergessen takes the accusative, die Brille (feminine) → seine
  3. Ich finde (ihr)  Vorschlag gut.[I think your suggestion is good.]|ihreu(e)r…|finden takes the accusative, der Vorschlag (masculine) → euren
  4. Wir sind zu (wir)  Großeltern gefahren.[We went to our grandparents’ house.]|wir → unser…|zu takes the dative (to whom/to whose house?), die Großeltern (plural) → unseren
  5. Hast du von (ich)  Kuchen gekostet?[Did you taste my cake?]|ichmein…|von takes the dative, der Kuchen (masculine) → meinem

Choose the correct dependent or independent possessive pronoun.

  1. Ich habe Freundin gerade eine SMS geschrieben. Hast du heute auch schon eine SMS geschrieben?[I just wrote a text message to my girlfriend. Have you written one to yours today?]|die Freundin (feminine)|indirect object = dative (To whom did I write it?) → meiner, deiner
  2. Die kleine Lisa hat Lieblingsspielzeug in den Kindergarten mitgenommen. Der kleine Otto hat zu Hause vergessen.[Little Lisa took her favourite toy to kindergarten with her. Little Otto forgot his at home.]|das Spielzeug (neuter)|accusative (Who/What was brought along/forgotten?) → possessive adjective: ihr, possessive pronoun: seins|To note: we only use seines in the genitive
  3. Lehrer ist viel besser als .[My teacher is much better than yours.]|der Lehrer (masculine)|nominative (Who is better than whom?) → possessive adjective: mein, possessive pronoun: eurer
  4. Sie füttern gerade Hund. haben wir vorhin schon Fressen gegeben.[They’re feeding their dog right now. We already gave ours some food earlier.]|der Hund (masculine)|1st space: füttern takes the accusative (Whom/What are they feeding?) → ihren|2nd space: geben takes the dative (To whom/what did we give food?) → unserem
  5. Entlang Hauses wachsen Sonnenblumen. Was wächst um Haus herum?[Sunflowers grow outside his house. What grows around your house?]|das Haus (neuter)|1st space: entlang … takes the genitive → seines (To note: we only use seins as a possessive pronoun in the nominative and the accusative)|2nd space: um … herum takes the accusative → euer