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English Grammar - Possessive Pronouns

What is a Possessive Pronoun?

Possessive pronouns are pronouns that shows ownership to something or someone. Like all pronouns, it substitutes a noun or noun phrase so that repetition is avoided. For example, in the phrase, "These books are yours, not mine", the words "yours" and "mine" are possessive pronouns and stand for "your books" and "my books," respectively.

Examples

This is my bicycle. This is mine.

That is Mary’s necklace. It is hers.

This house belongs to us. It is ours.

This is your shirt. This is yours.

Look at these drawings. Mine is the smaller one.

All the pictures were good but his was the prettiest.

Worksheet

Fill in the blanks with the right possessive pronouns.

  • Those toys belong to those kids. Those toys are ....................
  • This book belongs to my neighbor Willie. This book is ....................
  • This pen belongs to my uncle Thomas. This pen is ....................
  • This bag belongs to you. This bag is ....................
  • This house belongs to our family. This house is ....................
  • This sewing kit belongs to my mother. This sewing kit is ....................
  • Those stickers belong to my friends. Those stickers are ....................
  • These clothes belong to you and your wife. These clothes are ....................
  • That car belongs to me. That car is ....................
  • That antique chair belongs to my grandfather and grandmother. That chair is ....................


Answers

  • theirs
  • his
  • his
  • yours
  • ours
  • hers
  • theirs
  • yours
  • mine
  • theirs

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