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.)

Possessives: pronouns 2



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Soumis par jennifer9001 le mar 23/04/2013 - 18:16



I have a question here, in the explanation theirs says he (subject), her (object), her (possessive adjectives), but in the answer the first is hers, with s at the end;  why?, that is possible, or is just a mistake, please help me because I don't understand.

Hello Jennifer 9001!


The word you are asking about, hers, is explained at the start of the page. It is a possessive pronoun, which we use instead of a possessive adjective + noun:

That is her pen.

That (pen) is hers.


The exercise asks you to use the possessive pronouns to complete the exercises, not the possessive adjectives.


Hope that helps!


Jeremy Bee

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Zoje10 le lun 15/04/2013 - 17:34


 it`s really easy making exercises here than at school

Soumis par zimmer ei le ven 22/03/2013 - 09:50


Hi guys! Can you please explain why a sentence "I am a friend of Susan" isn`t correct thanks!


if i am not mistaken you must put apostrophe + s in the sentence. it probably will become "i am a friend of Susan's"

Soumis par Zoje10 le mer 27/02/2013 - 16:52



haw can i see my points of all kinds of games i have played ?

Hello Zoje,

We don't offer that feature, because the activities are all at different levels, so a total score would not actually help learners very much.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par vicanto le jeu 14/02/2013 - 05:52


I've a doubt, what is the possessive pronoun for it?

Soumis par Sunil nair le mar 05/02/2013 - 04:57


Its really helpful to learn English through this kind of excersise...thank you very much team...:-)

Soumis par dorna le ven 18/01/2013 - 00:45


its my first 100% haha
hello to everyone, nice to meet you all..

Soumis par madenegri le mer 09/01/2013 - 13:59



I want to know if there is any problem with the exercise part. I can´t see any of them.

Yesterday I was practicing in another chapter without problems.


Thank you very much 

Hello madenegri!


Sorry to hear that! I can still see them OK. Are you still having the problem? If you are, could you answer a few questions for me?

  • Which web browser are you using? (Firefox, Internet Explorer...?)
  • What computer or phone are you using?
  • What do you see where the videos and tasks should appear? Nothing, or is there a message?
  • Have you tried any other web pages on LearnEnglish?
  • Do you still have the same problem if you use a different computer?

Let me know, and we'll see if we can solve the problem!



Jeremy Bee

The LearnEnglish Team


Good day to you!

I'd like to know,  how many English skill level need for 5 stars hotel waitress. And what course I learn? Would you mind pls give me advice.

Thanks for your time & attention

Warmly regards,


Soumis par mahamoud le mar 16/10/2012 - 14:14


Hi my friends I hope to make conversation with any on in this sit

Soumis par AaronStewart le ven 12/10/2012 - 08:12


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?

Soumis par Tromaserano le mar 31/07/2012 - 04:04


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

Hello lee su gon!


Not all of our exercises have sound! The icon is greyed out, so it's not supposed to work - don't worry about it, but feel free to tell us if you think you've found a problem!




Jeremy Bee

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Yuri Marcela le lun 09/07/2012 - 04:26



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


Soumis par TheKochen le lun 09/07/2012 - 02:28


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

Soumis par Mukeshji le jeu 19/01/2012 - 15:30


"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!!!!