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

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Sir, in the above example [ I am a friend of Susan's and I am a friend of Susan that's incorrect ]. But in general we say I am a friend of Susan. friend of Susan's sounds weird.

Hello The_Unknown,

Traditionally, of Susan's was the correct form and it is still the most common. However, in modern English this is changing and of Susan is becoming more common. This is actually quite consistent with other similar forms such as 'an inhabitant of London', 'a man of the people', 'a citizen of the UK' and so on. I don't think either of the alternatives sounds weird, however, but this is a subjective question in any case.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear sir,
"I and John went to a coffee bar" and "John and me went to a coffee bar"
Please give me a light and which one is true? Please..
with best,
PWM

Hello Phyo Wai Maung,

I think the best option here is 'John and I' as subject pronouns are needed. We would not say 'I and John'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi
This exercise is quite helpful, i could fine my mistake and improve from it . i made 100%

Hi
Can we answer like this: "of his, of hers, of theirs ..." in the above questions.

Hello markstevens,

No, I'm afraid those answers are not correct. The only answers that work in those specific sentences are the answers given in the exercise.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I have done.I got 100%

Great !!
I have 100 %

mmh i can see i failed on the possessive-pronouns how does it work? i did not understood well

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