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What are Possessive Pronouns? Grammar Review

Can you tell me about pronouns? What are pronouns? They are words that replace nouns and noun phrases! Now, what are “Possessive pronouns?” They are pronouns that refer to ownership! In other words, “Who does something belong to?” Do not place possessive pronouns before the noun. Possessive pronouns go after the noun or in place of the noun. The possessive pronouns include “Mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs.” Possessive pronouns are quite useful when searching for a short answer to a question. See the examples below! Ask your teacher to explain this subject further!

Possessive Pronoun Examples

Does this book belong to Sally? No, it is mine!

Is this your drink on the table? No, it is yours!

Does that red car belong to Mike? Yes, it is his!

Is this mobile phone Sally’s? Yes, it is hers!

The dog carried its puppy all day!

Does this cat belong to your family? Yes, it is ours!

Is this drink mine? Yes, it is yours!

Does this computer belong to your parents? Yes, it is theirs!

Possessive Pronoun and Possessive Adjectives

“It is mine!” (compare to) “It is my car!”

“It is yours!” (compare to) “It is your car!”

“It is his!” (compare to) “It is his car!”

“It is hers!” (compare to) “It is her car!”

“It is ours!” (compare to) “It is our car!”

“It is theirs!” (compare to) “It is their car!”

You will notice that the “Possessive adjectives” go before the noun! There are other ways to use them! Ask your teacher to help explain this topic!

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