The Genitive Case is used to indicate a possession, qualities, relationships or events, when referring to people and animals, as well as groups that represent them, such as political parties, business companies and countries.
Jack’s brother lives in Rome. It’s Susan’s birthday next month.
These were IBM’s profits last year. What’s the Liberal Party’s policy?
It is a hard test for Brazil’s economy.
Regular plurals ending in s take the apostrophe, but no extra s; irregular nouns take ‘s:
I hate children’s parties. Where can I buy women’s clothing?
With singular nouns and names ending in s, an extra s is added:
She is James’ wife. That’s my boss’ house.
She is James’s wife. That’s my boss’s house.
When there is more than one noun, only the last noun takes ‘ when one thing belongs to both names:
When talking about things and places, it is common to use a phrase with a preposition:
The pages in the book are incorrectly numbered.
I enjoy walking on the streets of this city.
A)Correct these sentences:
1. Este é o namorado da Helen. O nome dele é Daniel.
2. Onde estão os livros das crianças?
Susan has a dog. It’s white.
1) A: Red or white wine?
B: I ( Have) ________ red please.
2) I´m tired. I (sit)________ down.
I (come) _____ and sit next to you.
3) It´s very hot in here.
I (open) ______ the window.
Don´t worry. I (answer) ____ it.
Ok. I (ring) _____ you tomorrow.
Because I (phone) _____ for a taxi.
Don´t bother. I (give) _____ you a lift.
E) Two friends are leaving work together. Some of the lines of the dialogue are correct and some have a mistake. If a line has mistake in it, underline it and write the correction in the brackets.
“At Home. I´ve got a new Indian cook book so I´ll make a curry.” ___________________________
“Why don´t you come to my place and I´m going to cook us both something?”_____________________
“Won´t you see Ned this evening ?” ___________________________
“No, I´ve finished with Ned. I´m not going to see him again- ever.” ___________________________
“Ok. I´m going to come round at 8 and I´ll bring a bottle of wine.” ___________________________