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Possessives: pronouns

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


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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hi everyone. nice exercise.

it's very easy
thank god i got 100%

You are a best learner.

too easy:PP

hi would you please let me know the uses of get.

That's a very short question, but I'm afraid the answer is very long! If you enter the word 'get' into the Cambridge Dictionaries Online box at the right, you will see how many answers there. 7 pages!
As a quick summary, here are eight main ways in which 'get' is used:

  • become - 'get ready'
  • receive - 'get a call'
  • buy / obtain - 'get some food'
  • catch - 'get the train'
  • arrive - 'get there'
  • arrange - 'get a haircut'
  • phrasal verbs - 'get over a problem'
  • other phrases - 'get to know someone'

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I have a question about the possessive pronoun of subject "it". I see the possessive adjective is "its" so I wonder if is the same for the possessive pronoun? because I didn't saw it on the site here or it doesn't exist at all?
Thank you all :)

hello roxanastella!
as far as i know,"it" doesn't have prossessive pronoun.