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Possessives: pronouns

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Level: beginner

Subject Object Possessive adjective Possessive pronoun
I me  my mine
you you your yours
he him  his his
she her  her hers
it it its -
we us  our ours
they them  their theirs

 

Be careful!

Possessive pronouns do not have an apostrophe:

Is that car yours/hers/ours/theirs?
(NOT Is that car your's/her's/our's/their's?)

We can use a possessive pronoun instead of a full noun phrase to avoid repeating words:

Is that John's car?
     No, it's mine.
 (NOT No, it's [my car].)

Whose coat is this?
     Is it yours? (NOT Is it [your coat]?)

Her coat is grey.
     Mine is brown. (NOT [My coat] is brown.)

 

Possessives: pronouns 1

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Level: intermediate

We can use possessive pronouns and nouns after of. We can say:

Susan is one of my friends. > Susan is a friend of mine.
(NOT Susan is a friend of me.)

I am one of Susan's friends. > I am a friend of Susan's.
(NOT I am a friend of Susan.)

Possessives: pronouns 2

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Comments

Hello zen29,

As Kirk says, theoretically it is possible to think of a sentence in which 'its' would be a possessive pronoun, but it sounds very unnatural because we simply prefer not to use it in this way - in fact, I cannot think of a single time that I have heard 'its' used in this way.  Therefore I think it is safe for you to describe 'its' as a possessive adjective rather than a possessive pronoun.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanku so much for all your explanations,sir.

thank you very very much about everything on here 
   really I can't thank about what do you progress for teaching

Great! ;) Thanks fot these exercises :)

wow interesting...

Can You give me a answers?

When the man asked me how I had got ---- address, I told him that I was given it by a relative of ----.
 his / his
 his / him
him / him
which option is correct? plz help ..

Hi e0j,
The third person masculine possessive adjective and possessive pronoun are the same word: his.
Therefore, his is the correct word for both of the gaps in the sentence you shared.
Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

From where can i get the correct answer for the exercise???

Hello ajithkaroort,
If you click 'Finish' then you will see the correct answers (as well as your score).
Best wishes,
 
Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

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