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Possessive pronouns. Possessive adjectives & pronouns. Possessive adjectives. Possessive pronouns. MINE YOURS HIS HERS --- OURS THEIRS. MY YOUR HIS HER ITS OUR THEIR. Possessive adjectives &pronouns .

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Possessive adjectives pronouns
Possessive adjectives & pronouns

Possessive adjectives

Possessive pronouns

MINE

YOURS

HIS

HERS

---

OURS

THEIRS

MY

YOUR

HIS

HER

ITS

OUR

THEIR


Possessive adjectives pronouns1
Possessive adjectives &pronouns

  • Possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, its, our, their) are always used before a noun.

    • I like her eyes. Their house is huge.

  • Possessive pronouns (mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs) stand alone (don’t need any noun) and usually at the end of a sentence.

    • This book is mine. ( = This is my book)

    • Is that bike hers? ( = Is that her bike?)


  • Possessive pronouns1
    Possessive pronouns

    • Can be used after “to be” (most frequent)

      • I’m yours. It’s mine. The books are theirs.

  • Can be used after a noun + of

    • He is a friend of mine. Did you see the new film of his?

  • Can stand at the beginning of a sentence if they represent the subject.

    • Your garden is so big. Ours ( = our garden) is much smaller.

    • His bike was expensive. Hers ( = her bike) was cheap.


  • Exercise
    Exercise

    Complete the sentences with the correct possessive.

    • I know Lucy but I don’t know ________ brother.

    • Does this car belong to the Parkers? Yes, it is ________.

    • We’re having a birthday party next week and we’re going to invite all ________ friends.

    • Is this sweater John’s? No, it isn’t ________.

    • Cambridge is famous for ________ university.

    • This is not my bag. This bag isn’t ________.

    • I left my umbrella at home. Can you lend me ________?

    • I can’t help you. It’s ________ problem, not ________.


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