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Possessive Pronouns. We know that a pronouns refers to an antecedent that is a noun. A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who or what has something. A possess ive pronoun owns something. Roxie plays with her toys. However, Zucca thinks those toys are his.

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We know that a pronouns refers to an antecedent that is a noun.

A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who or what has something.

A possessive pronoun owns something.

Roxie plays with her toys.

However, Zucca thinks those toys are his.

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There are two kinds of possessive pronouns:

Before a noun

Stands alone

Roxie plays with her toys.

However, Zucca thinks those toys are his.

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These are all the possessive pronouns.

Before a Noun: my our

your your

her, his, its their

Used Alone: mine ours

yours yours

hers, his, its theirs

They are on page 367 in your grade 6 text.

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Unlike possessive nouns, possessive pronouns never have an apostrophe.

A possessive noun – Roxie’s – has an apostrophe.

A possessive pronoun does not - hers.

That sleeping spot is Roxie’s.

That sleeping spot is hers.

Her sleeping spot is over there.

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Be especially careful with its. Its is the possessive pronoun. It’s is the contraction for it is.

Possessive pronoun

The desk has its chair with it.

Contraction

It’s right there next to the desk.

Possessive pronoun

Contraction

It’s good that it’s with its desk.

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The things in the garage sale are ours.

My old Batman comic book sold for five dollars.

Deciding on prices is her job; mine is to give change.

Their offer for his old bike was too low.

But that ugly painting is now theirs.

My coat is beside hers on the rack; those coats are not for sale.

You may use my pen if you have lost yours.

Exercises in English. Loyola Press

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