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Possessive pronouns 1


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I – my es – m--s +
I can’t find my key. Es n----- a----- s--- a------. +
I can’t find my ticket. Es n----- a----- s--- b--------- b-----. +
you – your tu – t--s +
Have you found your key? Va- t- a----- s--- a------? +
Have you found your ticket? Va- t- a----- s--- b--------- b-----? +
he – his vi-- – v--a +
Do you know where his key is? Va- t- z---- k-- i- v--- a------? +
Do you know where his ticket is? Va- t- z---- k-- i- v--- b--------- b-----? +
she – her vi-- – v---s +
Her money is gone. Vi--- i- p------- n----. +
And her credit card is also gone. Un v---- v---- n-- a-- k-----------. +
we – our mē- – m--u +
Our grandfather is ill. Mū-- v-------- i- s----. +
Our grandmother is healthy. Mū-- v-------- i- v-----. +
you – your jū- – j--u +
Children, where is your father? Bē---- k-- i- j--- t----? +
Children, where is your mother? Bē---- k-- i- j--- m----? +

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