Possessive Pronouns

We use Possessive Pronouns to show ownership or possession an object. They can be people or things. They can also substitute noun phrases and are usually located at the end of the clause or sentence. If you would like to learn more about Possessive Pronouns, you’ve come to the right place. Feel free to look around, learn, and practice.

possessive pronouns

* Note: Possessive pronouns cannot contain apostrophes (‘)
So you can say:

This seat is hers.

(not: This seat is her’s.)

Its wheel fell off.

(not: It’s wheel fell off.)

* Note: We often use different variations of possessive pronouns in order to sound less repetitive.

This is my laptop, not your laptop. (sounds repetitive)

This laptop is mine not yours.

* Note: We often use possessive in the same sentence as Subject Pronouns and Object Pronouns.

He sold his house last week.

She broke her arm.

The following tables show the possessive pronouns we use in English and their corresponding Subject Pronouns:

Subject Pronoun Posssessive Pronoun
I my
you your
he his
she her
it its
Subject Pronoun Possessive Pronoun
we our
you your
they their

* Note: There are also possessive adjectives (mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs).So, you can say:

It is my car.

The car is mine.

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