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

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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.)

Possessives: pronouns 2

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Comments

Hello Romantic,

The correct form would be

So are mine.

'Parents' is a plural noun and so a plural noun is required.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Would it be correct "the work of Cervantes" or "the work of Cervantes' "?
Thank you in advance.

Hello cauxi_99,

There is no need for an apostrophe here so the correct form would be:

the work of Cervantes

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi kirk

This is your room and that is her room. This is your room and that is "hers room."

why it was appeared wrong in the task. i did correct way.

best regard
hussain

Hello taj25,

The correct answer to the first sentence is 'hers', not 'hers room'. I've done the task and it looks correct to me - do you see something different?

'hers room' is not grammatical, since 'hers' is a pronoun and therefore does not go with a noun in this way.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

why it is wrong to say 'I am a friend of Susan'

Hello Tchalla,

It is a bit strange, isn't it? It might help to think of this as an abbreviated form of 'one friend among Susan's friends', but in the end the reason it is correct is because that's the way people write and speak.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

can you pls indicate the correct answers...

thanks

Hello loaialhajjaj,

You can see the answers by clicking 'FInish' (after entering at least one answer) and then 'Show answers'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I have a question.
If we say "Susan is a friend of mine"
how about the following:
"So this is a kindey?" asked a surgery student?
"No, it is only one of its parts." replied the teacher.

Could we rewrite the above sentence as: "No, it is only a part of its." ?

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