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Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns

Use of the possessives

Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns are used to show that something or someone belongs to a person. The Possessive adjective is used with a noun, the Possessive pronoun is used without a noun.
The Possessive pronoun replaces an Possessive adjective + a noun:

Examples:
This laptop is his laptop and not my laptop. This laptop is his and not mine.
These keys are her keys and not your keys. These keys are hers and not yours.
Are that your motor bikes over there? Yes, they are ours.
Is this your grandparents' house? Yes, it's theirs.
This isn't my sister's cat. Hers is much bigger and has a darker fur.

Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns

Possessive Adjective Possessive Pronoun
   
This is my house. No, it's mine.
Is this your bike? No, it's yours.
This is his book. Yes, it's his.
Her pullover is green. No, hers is brown.
Here is its ball. ---- (We don't use its)
   
We like our dog. This dog is ours.
Is this your car? Yes, it's yours.
This is their telephone. No, it isn't theirs.

 


EXERCISES

Possessive adjectives - Exercise 1
Possessive adjectives - Exercise 2
Possessive adjectives - Exercise 3
Possessive adjectives - Exercise 4
Possessive adjectives - Exercise 5

Possessive pronouns - Exercise 1
Possessive pronouns - Exercise 2
Possessive pronouns - Exercise 3
Possessive pronouns - Exercise 4
Possessive pronouns - Exercise 5