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Possessive Pronouns. Grammar Essential. Possessive Pronouns. What are possessive pronouns? They are pronouns which show ownership. Possessive adjectives describe the noun. Possessive pronouns take the place of the noun.

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possessive pronouns

Possessive Pronouns

Grammar Essential

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Possessive Pronouns
  • What are possessive pronouns?
  • They are pronouns which show ownership.
  • Possessive adjectives describe the noun.
  • Possessive pronouns take the place of the noun.
  • Possessive pronouns must be accompanied by definite articles. (el, la, los, las)
    • Except when the possessive pronouns follow the verb ser.
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Possessive Pronouns
  • Possessive pronouns must agree in number and gender with the noun they are replacing.
possessive adjective v pronouns
Possessive Adjective v. Pronouns
  • Adjective: My book is on the table
  • Pronoun: Mine is on the table.
  • Adjective: Your car is green.
  • Pronoun: Yours is green.
  • Adjective: Their house is the third house.
  • Pronoun: Theirs is the third house.
possesive adjectives
Possesive Adjectives

Remember the possesive adjectives:

My – mi(s)

Your (s. fam.) – tu(s)

His, Her, Your (s. form) – su(s)

Our – nuestro(a)(s)

Their, Your (pl. form) – su(s)

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Possessive Pronouns
  • Mine (know the gender and number of the noun you are replacing).
    • El mío (m.s)
    • La mía (f.s)
    • Los míos (m.pl)
    • Las mías (f.pl)

Ejemplo:

  • Adjective: My book is on the table

Milibroestá en la mesa.

  • Pronoun: Mine is on the table.

El míoestá en la mesa.

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Possessive Pronouns

  • Yours [fam.s] (know the gender and number of the noun you are replacing).
    • El tuyo (m.s)
    • La tuya (f.s)
    • Los tuyos (m.pl)
    • Las tuyas (f.pl)

Ejemplo:

  • Adjective: Your book is on the table

Tulibroestá en la mesa.

  • Pronoun: Yours is on the table.

El tuyoestá en la mesa.

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Possessive Pronouns

  • His, Hers, Theirs, Yours [form.] (know the gender and number of the noun you are replacing).
    • El suyo (m.s)
    • La suya (f.s)
    • Los suyos (m.pl)
    • Las suyas (f.pl)

Ejamplo:

  • Adjective: Your book is on the table

Su libroestá en la mesa.

  • Pronoun: Yours is on the table.

El suyoestá en la mesa.

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Continued- his, hers, theirs, yours [form]
  • Adjective: His book is on the table

Su libroestá en la mesa.

  • Pronoun: His is on the table.

El suyoestá en la mesa.

  • Adjective: Her book is on the table

Su libroestá en la mesa.

  • Pronoun: Hers is on the table.

El suyoestá en la mesa.

  • Adjective: Their book is on the table

Su libroestá en la mesa.

  • Pronoun: Theirs is on the table.

El suyoestá en la mesa.

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Possessive Pronouns

  • Ours (know the gender and number of the noun you are replacing).
    • El nuestro (m.s)
    • La nuestra (f.s)
    • Los nuestros (m.pl)
    • Las nuestras (f.pl)

Ejemplo:

  • Adjective: Our book is on the table

Nuestrolibroestá en la mesa.

  • Pronoun: Ours is on the table.

El nuestroestá en la mesa.

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Possessive Pronouns

  • Yours (fam. pl.) (know the gender and number of the noun you are replacing).
    • El vuestro (m.s)
    • Lavuestra (f.s)
    • Los vuestros (m.pl)
    • Las vuestras (f.pl)

Ejemplo:

  • Adjective: Your book is on the table

Vuestrolibroestá en la mesa.

  • Pronoun: Yours is on the table.

El vuestroestá en la mesa.

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Possessive Pronouns
  • When possessive pronouns follow any form of ser, do not use the definite articles.
  • Examples:
  • Son mías=They are mine. (shirts-las camisas)”
  • El carro es tuyo=The car is yours.”
  • Es suyo=It’s his/hers/yours.”
practice
Practice
  • Your (fam.) car is green.
  • Yours (fam.) is green.
  • Their house is the third house.
  • Theirs is the third house.
  • Our backpack is old.
  • Ours is old.
  • His magazines are on the sofa.
  • His are on the sofa.
practice answers
Practice- Answers
  • Tucocheesverde
  • El tuyoesverde.
  • Su casa es la tercera casa.
  • La suyaes la tercera casa.
  • Nuestramochilaesvieja.
  • La nuestraesvieja.
  • Susrevistasestán en el sofá.
  • Las suyasestán en el sofá.