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.
Susan is a friend of mine.
but not 
Susan is a friend of me


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




It was a good lesson! Thank you for your help.

Please help me with the following .
He says his surname is Smith . What is your surname .
In the above sentence his surname and your surname , which word is the possessive adjective and possessive pronoun.
Thank you

Hi sumanasc,

Both 'your' and 'his' in these sentences are possessive adjectives.

Possessive pronouns are used to replace a noun phrase. For example:

This is my car. [possessive adjective + noun]

This is mine. [possessive pronoun]

Is this your book? No, it's his book. [possessive adjectives + nouns]

Is this yours? No, it's his. [possessive pronouns]


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

thank you
Mr. peter

Hi, Can we use apostrophe with pronouns like them, you. I want to know is it correct to say ''All of them's cars were parked outside'' ?. Thanks

Hi Zayed Haq,

No, those are not correct forms. The correct form is the possessive adjective:

All of their cars were parked outside'.'


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks, could you explain whether these two sentences have the same meaning or not.

1) ''All of their cars were parked outside.''
2) ''Everyone's car was parked outside''.

Can we use ''All of their'' instead of ''Everyone's''? Kindly make clear.

Hello Zayed Haq,

In most contexts the meanings of these sentences is the same, yes. 'All of their' may refer to a particular group, of course, rather than describing everyone, but this will depend on the context.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much..

Could you give me examples and explanation on ( Its ) as a possessive pronoun , please ?