possessives: pronouns

 

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

or

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

Exercise

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hello but you can not see the right answers and understand mistakes made?

Hello Poncia,

To see the correct answers, click on the Finish button. If you don't understand an answer, please feel free to ask about it here in the Comments.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

As for "whose coat is this", can I say "whose is this coat"? Is there any difference between the two? To my knowledge, "whose" is often followed by a noun, but there are also circumstances that "whose" are not followed by a noun. I am wondering when "whose" could not be followed by a noun. For example, in relative clauses, noun clauses?
Thank you very much!

Hi platformreg,

'whose' can be both a possessive question word (both adjective and pronoun, e.g. in the example questions you write above, which are both correct; there is little difference between them) as well as a relative pronoun. In general, when 'whose' is a possessive adjective or relative pronoun, it is followed by a noun. I'd say that more often than not, 'whose' is followed by a noun, though I'd have to do a bit of research in a corpus to confirm that.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello teacher.
you can speak to me "how use possessives and object in the test"
you know after transitive + object.after possessive +N. but in the test of me " transitive+....+N".i can't do exactly.Thank you

Hello nghiabkhn,

I'm afraid I'm not at all sure what you mean.  Could you perhaps provide some example sentences, and ask about them?  That would help to clarify what you mean and then we will be happy to try to help you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish team

Does the pronoun 'mine' have a plural form? All the examples given are singular.

Thank you.

Hello cristianavk,

Good question! The answer is no - mine is used for to refer to both singular and plural nouns.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Dears,

Is it correct to confirm that I got it :
1- This is my book
2- This book is mine
3- It's mine ( 's ) refer to Book.

my at the first sentence is possessive adjectives
mine at the second is possessive pronoun

that is the correct using of them ?

BR,

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