PRONOUNS by Karyne Soares Brazilians love sports, but WE do not have a long tradition in the Olympic Games. One example of this is OUR results in soccer. Although WE have top quality teams and players, WE have never conquered an Olympic gold medal in IT. Some people may say IT is impossible to compete with the USA or CHINA. However, if you look at small countries like Cuba, YOU will see that THEIR performance over the years is superior to OURS. The size of the country or ITS population doesn’t matter much. IT is all a question of serious work and investment. So, I believe if more money is invested in young athletes, WE may be more successful in the future. O QUE É O PRONOME SUJEITO? •É aquele utilizado como sujeito da oração. I am Brazilian. Rodrigo and I go to the gym every day. E O PRONOME OBJETO? É aquele usado como: *objeto direto ou indireto Julio loves her. *objeto de preposição I talked to him yesterday. POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES X POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS *Adjetivos Possessivos precedem substantivos. This is my bike. / His hair is brown. *Pronomes possessivos substituem substantivos. This is my homework. Where’s yours? ( your homework) * Os possessivos concordam com o possuidor: I love my girlfriend, you love yours. •Pronomes possessivos podem ser usados depois de of. She is a friend of mine.(= one of my friends) They are friends of ours. (= some of our friends) REFERENCES * COSTA, B. Marcelo. Globetrotter. São Paulo: Macmillan, 2008. * AMOS, E.; PRESCHER, E. The New Simplified Grammar. São Paulo: Richmond Publishing, 2004.