The word "belong" is a verb that is used when describing the ownership of something. It’s also used to describe relationships:
- Do these things belong to you? Are they yours?
- The house on the corner belonged to a married couple with four kids.
- This book doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the school.
- She can’t take that home if it doesn’t belong to her.
- Cars don’t belong in this area. You have to park somewhere else.
- Who does that little boy belong to?
- He belongs to the young woman in the red skirt.
- Those two belong together. (They’re in love and plan to get married.)
To change "belong" into a noun, add "ing" to the end of it:
- Whose belongings are these?
- Are these your belongings?
- A homeless man is sitting in the street with all of his belongings.
All of his belongings spilled out of his suitcase.
Note: The verb "belong" can’t be used in the passive voice.
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