I had thought that with the noun 'mano' we shouldn't use the possessive pronoun/s?
Please could you advise me here?
Dictation exercise B1
In this dictation this sentence "su vida está en mis manos" is an expression. We can use possessive with noun "mano". I think you may be thinking about this other sort of sentences where we use parts of our bodies and we talk about routine actions related to higiene.
"Lávate las manos! -> Wash your hands!
Here we don't use the possessive before it is understood that you want the person to wash his/her own hands, so we use the article "the" instead.
Another example would be: "Pon la cabeza en el cojín para descansar" -> Put your head on the cushion to rest.
Hope it helps
Yes, I understand that now.
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