Possessive pronouns

Jemma

Jemma

Ciao,

what is the difference between these set of pronouns which all refer to 'yours'?

1st: il tuo , la tua, i tuoi, le tue
2nd: il vostro, la vostra, i vostri, le vostre
3rd: il loro, la loro, i loro, le loro

Grazie!
Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor

Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor

Hi Rachelyeo,

Il tuo, la tua etc. refer to the second singular person (tuyou). You'll use these to address something owned by a single person you know well, such as a friend or a relative of yours.

Il vostro, la vostra etc. refer to the second plural person (voiyou all). Use these with groups of people.

Il loro, la loro etc. refer to the third plural person (loro, they). Official grammars describe this form also as the formal Yours, but nowadays in formal contexts people use suo/sua for a single person and vostro/vostra for a group.

Hope this helps!

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