Possession

French possessionFrench has four different possessive constructions, which can seem daunting until you realize that English does too - you've probably just never thought about them before.

   

   

Possessive de

French possessive deIn English, we use 's (apostrophe s) to indicate that one noun possesses another. The French equivalent is the preposition de, with the order of the nouns reversed.

   

Possessive Adjectives

French possessive adjectivesFrench possessive adjectives (mon, ma, mes, ton, ta ...) are used in front of nouns to indicate to whom or to what those nouns belong. They are considerably more complicated than English possessive adjectives because French has several different forms depending on the gender and number of the possessed noun.

   

   

   

   

Possessive Pronouns

French possessive pronounsFrench possessive pronouns (le mien, la tienne, les siens ...) are used in place of nouns to indicate to whom or to what those nouns belong.