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

yours, mine, theirs, ours, hers, his, its

 

Subject Object Possessive adjectives

Possessive pronouns

I me  my  
You you  your  
He him  his  
She her  her  
It it  its  
We us  our  
They them  their  

 

We can use a possessive pronoun instead of a noun phrase:

 

Is that John’s car?   No, it’s [my car] > No, it’s mine.
Whose coat is this?   Is it [your coat]? > Is it yours?
Her coat is grey, [my coat]is brown   Her coat is grey,   mine is brown.

 

 

We can use possessive pronouns after of.

We can say:

Susan is one of my friends.
or
Susan is a friend of mine.
but not 
Susan is a friend of me

or

I am one of Susan's friends.
or
I am a friend of Susan's.
but not 
I am a friend of Susan

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Comments

Hi
Can we answer like this: "of his, of hers, of theirs ..." in the above questions.

Hello markstevens,

No, I'm afraid those answers are not correct. The only answers that work in those specific sentences are the answers given in the exercise.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I have done.I got 100%

Great !!
I have 100 %

mmh i can see i failed on the possessive-pronouns how does it work? i did not understood well

Hello fancycus,

This is a very general question and I'm not sure which part of the topic you had particular problems with. Perhaps you can post an example sentence and we'll try to explain it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Sir what is the difference between subject and object thank you

Hello Shiv panda,

You can find explanations of 'subject' and 'object' by looking them up in the dictionary, e.g. the Cambridge dictionary entry for 'subject'. Be sure to read the entries that are labeled as [GRAMMAR].

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hello learnenglish.britishcouncil.org staff,
Thank you for your pretty and useful job that you are doing here

We can say:
Susan is one of my friends.
or
Susan is a friend of mine.
but not
Susan is a friend of me. neither I am a friend of Susan.
Why not the last sentence?

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