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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




well its very easy one,i have finished it correctly.
Thank you

hi i have done it correctly.

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I  am  number  1.
I  am  albanian.
Goodbye   people.

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is it right in saying that 
"I am a friend of his or I am a friend of him". my understanding is that the first one is correct.
please advise

You're right, the first one is correct.

 Hi Hentry

You're right. It's much better to say 'I'm a friend of his' - if you search for 'a friend of him' on google, you get about 1,000,000 pages. 'a friend of his' returns about 49,000,000 pages. It does seem like a strange thing to say - I hope someone else can explain more.

Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team