Unit 9.2

Preposiciones de Posesión


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Introduction

Las preposiciones [prepositions] son palabras pequeñas que conectan elementos en una oración. Son esenciales porque dan detalles adicionales sobre la oración.

Usamos las preposiciones de posesión [prepositions of possession] para expresar que algo pertenece a una persona, animal o cosa.

Form

Las preposiciones principales que utilizamos para mostrar posesión son:

  • of: Of + nouns/possessive pronouns
  • with: With + adjectives/nouns
  • to: To + object pronouns

Example

Of

  • These are the most important monuments of London.
  • Dublin is the capital of Ireland.
  • She is a friend of mine.

With

  • I saw a boy with brown eyes.
  • She spoke with a German accent.
  • The girl with the black hat.

To

  • This towel belongs to me.

Use

Usamos las preposiciones de posesión para recalcar una relación de propiedad y posesión:

  • Usamos of con países, ciudades, personas, pronombres posesivos;
  • Usamos with con características físicas, acentos, objetos/materiales/animales;
  • Usamos to para expresar pertenencia (belong to).

Summary

Usamos las preposiciones de posesión para expresar que algo pertenece a una persona, animal o cosa. No hay normas en relación con este tema, por eso es necesario saberlos de memoria.

Las preposiciones de posesión principales son: of, to y with

Por ejemplo:
— «She is the girl of his dreams.» = Usamos of para expresar posesión.
— «She is the girl with the piercing.» = Usamos with para expresar las características físicas de alguien.
— «She is the girl that belongs to your team.» = Usamos belong to para expresar pertenencia.

Vamos a revisar este contenido dentro de la sección {Form}. Echa un vistazo a la sección {Example} que muestra su uso en contexto.

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