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    determiners + possessive adjectives

    Hello,
    Can determiners "this, that, those, these" be used with possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, our, their, its) or not?

    For example suppose that we are in a garage and I have many cars.

    A: "What's your that car?"
    B: "Well, my that car is a BMW."

    A: "What's your this car?"
    B: "Well, my this car is a Peugeot."

    Suppose that I have many mobile phones:

    A: "What are your these cellphones?"
    B: "Well, those are Nokia."

    A: "What are your those cellphones?
    B: "Well, those are Apple."

    Thank you.

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    Re: determiners + possessive adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_genius_20 View Post
    Hello,
    Can determiners "this, that, those, these" be used with possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, our, their, its) or not?

    For example suppose that we are in a garage and I have many cars.

    A: "What's your that car?"
    B: "Well, my that car is a BMW."

    A: "What's your this car?"
    B: "Well, my this car is a Peugeot."

    Suppose that I have many mobile phones:

    A: "What are your these cellphones?"
    B: "Well, those are Nokia."

    A: "What are your those cellphones?
    B: "Well, those are Apple."

    Thank you.
    All of those questions are unnatural and ungrammatical.

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    Re: determiners + possessive adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_genius_20 View Post
    Hello,
    Can determiners "this, that, those, these" be used with possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, our, their, its) or not?
    No, none of those are possible.

    PS: Hmm, I must have missed bhai's post.
    Last edited by Raymott; 06-Jan-2014 at 01:20.

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    Re: determiners + possessive adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, none of those are possible.
    Thanks for answering. Then what should I do? I mean how should I say it?
    Suppose that you are in a big garage. Some cars are far from you and some new you.

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    Re: determiners + possessive adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_genius_20 View Post
    Thanks for answering. Then what should I do? I mean how should I say it?
    Suppose that you are in a big garage. Some cars are far from you and some new you.
    Most of us do not have large garages full of cars that other people ask about. If we were in that unusual situation, I suppose the conversation might be:

    A: Which of your cars is that one?
    B: That's my cat's Fiat 500.

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