088 – Possessive pronouns in the Accusative case

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After the personal pronouns in the Accusative case, let’s have a look at the possessive pronouns.

For masculine and plural nouns: the possessive pronoun repeats the behavior of the subject – if the subject changes, the possessive pronoun changes as well and borrows its form from the Genitive case, if the subject doesn’t change, neither does the possessive pronoun.

For neuter nouns: the possessive pronoun doesn’t change its form (keeps the form of the Nominative case).

For feminine nouns: the possessive pronoun changes according to what is written below.

So, here are the possesssive pronouns in the Accusative case:

мой – мой (inanimate) / моего́ (animate)
моя́ – мою́
моё – моё
мои́ – мои́ (inanimate) / мои́х (animate)

твой – твой (inanimate) / твоего́ (animate)
твоя – твою́
твоё – твоё
твои – твои́ (inanimate) / твои́х (animate)

его́ – его́ (masculine)
её – её
его́ – его́ (neuter)

наш – наш (inanimate) / на́шего (animate)
на́ша – на́шу
на́ше – на́шего
на́ши – на́ши (inanimate) / на́ших (animate)

ваш – ваш (inanimate) / ва́шего (animate)
ва́ша – ва́шу
ва́ше – ва́ше
ва́ши – ва́ши (inanimate) / ва́ших (animate)

их – их

Examples

Now let’s have a look at some examples and practice (the nouns and pronouns in the Accusative case are highlighted):

Ты зна́ешь моего́ бра́та?
Do you know my brother?
(the animate noun, the pronoun changes)

Ты ви́дел мой но́вый велосипе́д?
Have you seen my new cycle?
(the inanimate masculine noun, the noun and pronoun don’t change)

Кто взял мою́ кру́жку?
Who took my mug?
(feminine noun: the pronoun changes according the rules)

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Кто взял мои́ серёжки?
Who took my earrings?
(the inanimate plural noun, the noun and pronoun don’t change)

Ты не ви́дел мою́ сестру́?
Have you seen my sister?
(feminine noun: the pronoun changes according the rules)

Ты не ви́дел мои́х сестёр?
Have you seen my sisters?
(the animate plural noun: the pronoun changes according the rules)

Я не ви́дел ва́шего отца́.
I didn’t see your father.
(the animate noun, the pronoun changes)

Он не смотре́л в их сто́рону.
He wasn’t looking at them (lit. – in their direction).
(the inanimate feminine noun, the pronoun changes)

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