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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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Comments

Hello princess_mo0on!
 
B is the most common answer these days. Older books generally just use his, and some writers will write his or her, but their is probably best. Both is definitely wrong, because that means 2!

Hope that helps

Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sir ,
Thanks for answering my question and explaining .
oh and I meant by both both answers (A and b )

Hi my name's Abdou and I think that's A.

I've just noticed that "my, your,etc." belong to possessives adjectives. Thanks British Council!

dear sir
I am fatma from egypt im live now in USA with my husband i try 2 learn english , but i have some plm if u please can u help me in this , i need plan 2 get start well .. sorry about my english i just need help 2 get ajob & life in this community ..  thank u

I  really enjoy these exercises . 

Is this a question ? 
or should it be changed like '' you can '' ?
Can you match these possessive adjectives to the right personal pronouns:

Hello,
Good point! I think the person writing that sentence probably forgot they were writing a question when they got to the end and put a colon instead to lead into the pronouns.
I've fixed it. Do tell us if you see any other problems on this site.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

dear sir
I am fatma from egypt im live now in USA with my husband i try 2 learn english , but i have some plm if u please can u help me in this , i need plan 2 get start well .. sorry about my english i just need help 2 get ajob & life in this community ..  thank u

I wish I  aware earlier  how important English is to my life.( not sure i wrote correctly)..
Somebody please help me to understand what is the difference between no and none, no and don't
such as : i don't need & i no need.
Thanks in advance.

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