Genitive (bezit): 's / ' / of

Lesson Goals
  • I know when possessive 's is used
  • I can use the possessive 's in sentences



Possessive
How to say that something is yours, or from someone else
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Lesson Goals
  • I know when possessive 's is used
  • I can use the possessive 's in sentences



Possessive
How to say that something is yours, or from someone else

Slide 1 - Slide

Possessive (bezit) 
In het Engels geef je bezit op 3 verschillende manieren aan:

's / ' / of

Maar wanneer gebruik je welke?

Slide 2 - Slide

The posessive 's (I)

We use the posessive S after names of people, animals, time and place (to show possession). 


Mickey's ears are funny                               (enkelv., 1 Mickey)
Alexis's room is beautiful                            (enkelv., eindigt op -s / Alexis'= OK too)
An hour's walk from here                             (enkelv., 1 hour)
I went to my friend's (house)                      (plaats, 1 vriend, geen                                                                                                                       gebouw genoemd)


Slide 3 - Slide

Posessive 's (II)
... ook bij meervouden die niet op -s eindigen.
... also with plurals that do not end in -s.

The men's toilets are on the left  

Slide 4 - Slide

Possessive 
                           She's a docter    vs.    John's wife is French

Both 's look the same at first glance, but they are not!

In the first sentence, 's is short for is
But in the second sentence, 's is a form of the posessive

Slide 5 - Slide

Possessive 
                 He's my best friend    vs.    My cat's whiskers are long

Again, in the first sentence, 's is short for is
But in the second sentence, 's is possessive 

Slide 6 - Slide

Posessive '
--> bij meervouden die op -s eindigen

My neighbours' garden is nice
My sisters' rooms are messy
(meerdere zussen & kamers)

My sister's room vs. My sisters' room

Slide 7 - Slide

Posessive of
zaken, hoeveelheden, aardrijkskundige namen 
things, quantities, geographical names

The roof of the house.
The capital of England.
A cup of coffee
A pound of apples


Slide 8 - Slide

Is this possessive?: She's a doctor.
A
Yes
B
No

Slide 9 - Quiz

Does this sentence contain the posessive?:
John's wife is French.

A
yes
B
no

Slide 10 - Quiz

Is the 's short for 'is'?
My cat's whiskers are long.
A
Possessive
B
Is

Slide 11 - Quiz

Is the 's short for 'is'?
He's my best friend.
A
Possessive
B
Is

Slide 12 - Quiz

Choose the correct form of possessive:
My _________ was not expensive.
(parents/car)
A
parents' car
B
car's of parents
C
car of parents
D
parents's car

Slide 13 - Quiz

Choose the correct form of possessive:
Berlin is ….. (capital/Germany)
A
capital's of Germany
B
Germany's capital
C
Germanys' capital
D
capital of Germany

Slide 14 - Quiz

Possessive  's: Drag the sentence to is if 's = is
Drag the sentence to possessive if 's = possessive
is
Possessive
My name's Jenny.
My father's name is Bob
He's a doctor
 My mother's name is Karen
 She's Italian.
 My sister's a student. 
My brother's name is Jack.
 My dog's favourite food is steak.

Slide 15 - Drag question

Possessive - overview
's 

'

of

Slide 16 - Slide

Our goals today
  • I know when possessive  is used
  • I can use possessive  in sentences

Slide 17 - Slide

I can use ''posessive 's'' correctly.
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Slide 18 - Poll