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Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives

1. Forms of Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives
Person Pronoun Adjective
1st singular mine my
2nd yours your
3rd (female) hers her
3rd (male) his his
3rd (neutral) its its
1st plural ours our
3rd plural theirs their
2. Using Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives
A possessive pronoun is used instead of a noun:
Julie's car is red. Mine is blue.
A possessive adjective is usually used to describe a noun, and it comes before it, like other
adjectives:
My car is bigger than her car.
Remember:
There are no apostrophes in possessive pronouns and adjectives.
The dog wagged its tail.
“It's” is not a possessive pronoun or adjective — it means “it is”:
It's not my dog.


1 – Choose the correct answer
These grammar books are different. ________ has 278 pages, but ________ has only 275.
? Yours, mine
? Your, my
? Yours, my
? Your, mine
________ pencil is broken. Can I borrow ________?
? Mine, yours
? Your, mine
? My, yours
? Yours, mine
Was ________ grammar book expensive?
? your
? yours
? your's
? you
Junko has eaten her lunch already, but I'm saving ________ until later.
? hers
? her
? my
? mine
________ computer is a Mac, but ________ is a PC.
? Your, mine
? Yours, mine
? Your, my
? Yours, my
Jody has lost ________ book.
? mine
? her
? hers
? theirs
My telephone is out of order, but ________ is working.
? your
? our
? his
? their
This bird has broken ________ wing.
? it's
? its'
? hers
? its
We gave them ________ telephone number, and they gave us ________.
? ours, their
? our, their
? ours, theirs
? our, theirs
You can't have any chocolate! It's ________!
? your
? its
? her
? mine


2 - Complete the sentences with the words in the word list below.

her hers his His my our ours their

The Mysterious Volkswagen

Last week, we had a party at house. Many people came, and there were lots of cars
parked outside. At the end of the party, only three people were left: myself, Eric, and Cathy.
However, there were four cars. One of them was a Volkswagen. I didn't remember seeing it
before, so I asked whose it was.

Eric said it wasn't car. is a Chevrolet pickup. When I asked Cathy if it was hers,
she said no — car is a Ford Explorer. I knew it wasn't car, of course. Finally, I
called the police, and they came and examined it. They said it belonged to a family on the
next street. Someone stole it from street and left it on .

3 - In this exercise, you will change one sentence type into another. You will change the
possessive adjective to a possessive pronoun, OR you will change the possessive pronoun
to a possessive adjective.
For example, you should change "This is his car." into "This car is his."

 Is this your suitcase?
 These are my pens.
 Are those his shoes?
 Is this our bus?
 Will this be my desk?
 This was their house.
 That was your plane.
 This will be your room.