Can you match these possessive adjectives to the right personal pronouns?

its, your, my, their, our, her, his


Subject Object Possessive Adjective
I me  
You you  
He him  
She her  
It it  
We us  
They them  


We use possessive adjectives:

• to show something belongs to somebody:

That’s our house.
My car is very old.

• for relations and friends:

My mother is a doctor.
How old is your sister?

• for parts of the body:

He’s broken his arm.
She’s washing her hair.
I need to clean my teeth.




Something wrong with this exercise: I answer with correct adjectives, but they seem all wrong (they are all red), when I check with "show answers" , they are correct !!

Hello maridewa,

That's very strange! I just did the exercise myself, and it was working correctly. Are you putting extra spaces or using capital letters? I'm afraid I don't know what could be causing this and it's difficult for me to ask our technical team about it if I cannot reproduce the error. Does the same thing happen when you do similar exercises on other pages? For example, our comparative adjectives page?

Sorry about this!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I am very anxious with this task and question. So, I do, but I still have mistake. I try again and the result is good. Thank you

Sorry, I didn't understand that it was a task, not rule.

I'm sorry, may be I'm too silly, but look at your table

Hi BC,

The Q3 says: The dog wagged _____ tall when it saw the postman.
I answered: his, but the cirrect answer is: its. Could please explain me why?

Hello again reyeslina,

In theory, 'his', 'her' or 'its' could also be used to refer to a dog. People tend to use 'its' when they don't know the dog or don't care about it; when they do know the dog, they usually use the appropriate form ('his' or 'her') according to its gender.

In this case, the second part of the sentence ('... when it saw the postman') indicates that the speaker doesn't know this dog, so 'it's' is the only correct answer.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, as we know that adjective is tell you more about the noun. So in the above example [My car is very old.] can we consider Old as an adjective? (or Very Old as an adjective).
My is a Possessive Adjective.

Hello again The_Unknown,

Yes, 'old' is an adjective, but 'very' is an adverb. By the way, any good dictionary, such as the Cambridge Dictionary, will show you what part of speech (adverb, verb, preposition, etc.) words can be. You could also put sentences into a sentence parser to see what part of speech they are.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi. In the sentence 'My room is the biggest.' Is the word 'My' a possessive pronoun or possessive adjective? Thanks