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Study Guide : Possessive Pronouns

Learner Guide

 

Possessive Pronouns


Learning Objective: To understand and use possessive pronouns.

 

Definition :

A possessive pronoun is used to show when something belongs to somebody.

They help you avoid using the same noun many times. Common possessive

pronouns are- Mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs.

 

Example :

Instead of: The tuition books belong to Adam. They are Adam’s. We would

say; the tuition books belong to Adam. They are his.

 

Explanation :

We have used the possessive pronoun ‘his’ instead of the noun ‘Adam’.

 

Questions


Complete the gap with the suitable possessive pronoun.

 

I couldn’t take my dads tea because it was   .

 

The jacket is  . It belongs to me.

 

Miss Roberts thought the jacket was  . She then realized

 

it didn’t belong to her

 

I couldn’t take my dads tea because it was his.

 

The jacket is mine. it belongs to me.


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Related Topic


The subject in a sentence            Types of sentence

Abstract nouns                              Adverbs

 



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