Pronouns: Possessive Pronouns

1st Part
Personal and object pronouns

2nd Part
Demonstratives pronouns
for timing and feelings

3rd Part
Demonstratives pronouns
to show something

4rd Part
Possessive Pronouns

5rd Part
Relative pronouns

6rd Part
Reciprocal pronouns

Grammar in use

  • Topic: Possessive Pronouns
  • Skills : Grammar


What is a possessive pronoun?

This car is his.

This suitcase is hers.

A possessive pronoun represents something that belongs to someone. They are pronouns, so they are not followed by a noun, they replace the noun.

Possessive PronounExample
minethis ball is mine
yours (singular or plural)this ball is yours
his (male)this ball is his
hers (female)this ball is hers
its (neuter, rarely used)this ball is its
oursthis ball is ours
theirsthis ball is theirs

Language Tip: Possessive Pronouns vs. Possessive Adjectives“this” is pronounced “thiss”.
Do not confuse possessive pronouns with possessive adjectives.
Possessive adjectives are followed by a noun and are: my, your, his, her, its, our, their. See the lesson on the possessive.
This is my book. (possessive adjective)
This is mine. (possessive pronoun)

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