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

its, your, my, their, our, her, his


Subject Object Possessive Adjective
I me  
You you  
He him  
She her  
It it  
We us  
They them  


We use possessive adjectives:

• to show something belongs to somebody:

That’s our house.
My car is very old.

• for relations and friends:

My mother is a doctor.
How old is your sister?

• for parts of the body:

He’s broken his arm.
She’s washing her hair.
I need to clean my teeth.




Hello! Could you tell me diference between "our" and "ours" )))

Hello khatalieva,

'Our' is an example of a possessive adjective. We use 'our' when it is followed by a noun:

Whose is this book?

It's our book.

'Ours' is an example of a possessive pronoun. We use 'ours' when no noun is included:

Whose is this book?

It's ours.

You can read more about these forms in this section of our site.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, dear teachers. Could you help me to realize the next sentence?
The brightness of the snow made him blink.

Hello Restomix,

The meaning here is that the snow was so bright that he had to blink his eyes. Similar sentences would be:

The temperature was so low that it made me shiver.

It was such a sad film that it made me cry.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

is it correct to use "their" in this sentence:
"The person couldn't find their car" as we don't know the gender of the person?

Hello outisonline,

Yes, that is quite correct.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team


What is the principal difference between Possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns?

"This house is mine."

Why can't we call "mine" as predicative adjective here as it is followed by verb (is)

Hello amol,

That's a great question and is very observant of you! There is some debate among linguists on how to classify these words (see this Wikipedia article for a little more about this), but that's an area we don't get involved in here, where our main purpose is to help people learn to use English rather than classify it. I'd recommend you remember what you've noticed and take the idea that 'mine' is a pronoun with a grain of salt - it's useful in many contexts, but not all.

I hope that sounds all right to you. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Something wrong with this exercise: I answer with correct adjectives, but they seem all wrong (they are all red), when I check with "show answers" , they are correct !!

Hello maridewa,

That's very strange! I just did the exercise myself, and it was working correctly. Are you putting extra spaces or using capital letters? I'm afraid I don't know what could be causing this and it's difficult for me to ask our technical team about it if I cannot reproduce the error. Does the same thing happen when you do similar exercises on other pages? For example, our comparative adjectives page?

Sorry about this!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team