"The apple is yours."
Translation:Eplet er ditt.
I keep forgetting which words have double letters and which don't. Is there some sort of mnemonic I can use?
If the vowel sound is short there should be at least two consonants after it.
"Ditt" is singular, "deres" is plural but in English only "yours " is used for both.
Is 'yours' ever used without it being possessive? I'm sorry, I'm bit unpolished on my English grammar and am slightly confused
I'm trying to think of any such usage, and not succeeding. In fact I believe that your is the subject form and yours is the object meaning "this belongs to you."
Not to be confused with you're, a contraction of "you are."
Yes, I looked it up and found one example; "it is no business of yours". But I think in most scenarios it is possessive.
No, that's saying this is not your business. i.e. you have no responsibility in this matter.
It's still possessive, just suggesting that the person spoken to does not possess anything here.
I'm awfully sorry for dragging this on, but I'm still confused because earlier we established that 'yours' is always possesive. So how then would we know when to use 'dere' or 'deres'?
Dere by itself, without the extra S = "you" (plural).
Deres with that S = "yours" (plural).
I'm not really good at many things Norwegian, but this one I've figured out. Anytime you are discussing something that belongs to a group of people (preferably with them) deres is applicable.
I hope that this helps.
Ok I'm confused. Why the sexuality of the person doesn't determine the sexuality of YOU word (din ditt di)? You is objective in Norwegian right? And the object is the person here.