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 所有格 & 所有代名詞 (しょゆうかく & しょゆうだいめいし)


FUN FACT: "Den Fujita, president and founder of Japan's first McDonald's in 1971 said: 'The reason Japanese people are so short and have yellow skin is because they have eaten nothing but fish and rice for 2,000 years. If we eat McDonald's hamburgers and potatoes for 1,000 years we will become taller, our skin white and our hair blonde.'"

...this page is also related to the 'Pronouns' page



EXAMPLE: This is Jack's bike. It's mine.


NOTES: The textbooks split up the possessives and teach them in various places. Generally speaking, they teach them in the 'whose' Question area. In Japanese, they distinguish two types of possessives:

  • ...の (my, your, his, her, its, Judy's)
  • ...のもの (mine, yours, his, hers, Judy's)


Character's Clothes: Students see a small part of a character (a piece of clothing or body part). They guess which character the clothing/body part belongs to.
Daimeshi Relay (all of them): Daimeshi means pronoun. Groups race to place their pronoun cards in the correct place on their invisible grid located on the chalkboard.
Match the Whose: Students match the items to the people by practice listening and speaking.
My Country Tis of Thee:Students make their own country while practicing possessives.

Pen Collection: This is a simple game that practices 'whose' and borrowing the students' pens.


Whose Is It: A fun board game where students practice all the possessives in groups or pairs.

Whose~ Is It?: Students listen and write about some favorite characters using the possessive grammar.


Whose Monkey: This is an "information gap" game where paired students question each other about missing information on their worksheets.





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