I thought ”seus” and ”teus” were acceptable as your. I marked both and got the answer wrong. How do I know when to use ” seus” or ” teus”?
"Seus" is also right. They must have updated it to also be correct, as I have just used it and got a big green tick :-)
How do i know when your=teu and when its teus ?
Teu is for masculine, singular words, and teus for masculine, plural words.
so because "insects" is a plural word i have to use teus , did i understand correctly ?
Yes, insects is plural and masculine.
Dont you always have to prefix the possessive with "os"?
Only in EP; in BP, using the definite article is only mandatory with "dele/deles/dela/delas".
What is the difference between 'seus' and 'teus'?
Is "os insetos de você" not acceptable here? I figured it would be unambiguous without having to rely the tu form.
The point is the "de você" is not used as possessive.
your doesnt have to be the plural of você...
Your = seu, sua, seus, suas, teu, tua, teus, tuas. For 'você' use 'seu/sua, seus/suas'. For vocês use 'seus/suas/de vocês'
I agree with lottib. I guess it can be both "de você" and "de vocês" here, can't it? You can't tell exactly which one is correct from the English "your"
What's the difference between suas and seus?
Suas is used with feminine plural nouns (since it's the plural of "sua"), seus with masculine plural nouns (idem).
Insetos is a masculine plural noun (sing. o inseto), so only "seus insetos" is possible/acceptable.
Why is singular version of "Your" ("seu/teu") not a valid answer?
Because it is a plural noun.
So Tues is masculine plural and Tueas is feminine plural, right
Yes, teus and tuas.