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Possessives: pronouns

Level: beginner

Subject Object Possessive adjective Possessive pronoun
I me  my mine
you you your yours
he him  his his
she her  her hers
it it its -
we us  our ours
they them  their theirs


Be careful!

Possessive pronouns do not have an apostrophe:

Is that car yours/hers/ours/theirs?
(NOT Is that car your's/her's/our's/their's?)

We can use a possessive pronoun instead of a full noun phrase to avoid repeating words:

Is that John's car?
     No, it's mine.
 (NOT No, it's [my car].)

Whose coat is this?
     Is it yours? (NOT Is it [your coat]?)

Her coat is grey.
     Mine is brown. (NOT [My coat] is brown.)


Possessives: pronouns 1


Level: intermediate

We can use possessive pronouns and nouns after of. We can say:

Susan is one of my friends. > Susan is a friend of mine.
(NOT Susan is a friend of me.)

I am one of Susan's friends. > I am a friend of Susan's.
(NOT I am a friend of Susan.)

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Exaclty...We generally use such types of construction in case of non-living things. eg. wheel of car, handle of door. Isn't it ungrammatical?

An example can be "This is my pencil, this other it´s yours"???????

This is my pencil, this other is yours.

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Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

this exercise was dificult to me, I dont know how I can use the possesive pronouns. I want to improve the use of the English grammar. 
thank you & regarts

Hey, you forgot fill the fields in Possessive Pronouns with "Possessive Pronouns" :D
btw exercises were cool!

The possessive pronouns are at the top of the table - you should work out yourself where they go.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish

nice one

"Susan is a friend of mine.
but not
Susan is a friend of me."
"I am a friend of Susan's.
but not
I am a friend of Susan."
Before visiting this page I used to write "I am a friend of Susan". Only after visiting here I knew that I was  wrong. So This page is very important  to me.
Thank You, The LearnEnglish Team!!!!