English Language Learning




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:


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

This is my house.

Is this your bike?

This is his book.

Her pullover is green.

Here is its ball.


We like our dog.

Is this your car?

This is their telephone.

Possessive Pronoun

No, it's mine.

No, it's yours.

Yes, it's his.

No, hers is brown.

---- (We don't use its)


This dog is ours.

Yes, it's yours.

No, it isn't theirs.




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

Pronouns and possessives - multiple choice exercise

Possessives - grammar test