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Possessives: adjectives

Level: beginner

Subject Object Possessive adjective
I me my 
you you your
he him his
she her her
it it its
we us our
they them their

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.

Possessives: adjectives

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Be careful!

The possessive adjective its does not have an apostrophe ('):

That bird has broken its (NOT it's) wing.

(it's always means it is or it has.)

its or it's?

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Adam
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Huray... another section has past... it's a very fun way to learn english.. !!.

 she bought a gift for her boyfriend. 

Is it correct if I say: She bought a gift for your boyfriend ( but i mean her boyfriend)
Because in my language is correct.
Tks a lot

Hi!
If I am talking to Sarah and I say 'Kate bought a gift for your boyfriend' in English, then I mean that Kate bought a gift for Sarah's boyfriend. Does that make it clearer?
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

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