• English grammar
  • 1 English alphabet
  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
  • Fill in the correct present tense in English (Score -/-)
  • Exercise about all present tenses in English (Score -/-)
  • Mixed present tenses exercise in English (Score -/-)
  • Practice all the English present tenses (Score -/-)
  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
  • 9.1.2 Present continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • English possessive pronouns

    What are possessive pronouns?

    Possessive pronouns are personal pronouns that indicate an ownership or a possession of the noun that is discussed in the sentence. As they fully replace the noun (object) in a sentence it is vital that the reader or listener is aware of the context. They can mostly be found at the end of a sentence. 

    Possessive pronouns list

    Subject Possessive pronouns Possisve pronouns examples
    I Mine The device is mine.
    You Yours These glasses are yours.
    He His The medal is his.
    Her Hers These maps are hers.
    It Its The cat hurts its paw last night. 
    We Ours The fault is ours.
    You Yours Yours haven't arrived yet.
    They Theirs The coffee machine is theirs.

    Possessive pronouns list: mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, yours, theirs

    Difference between possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns 

    Possessive adjectives are used to show a possession or a relationship between the owner and the thing that is owned. 

    Although they are similarly written to possessive pronouns as we will explore in the table below they are not interchangeable. They are directly placed before the noun whereas possessive pronouns act as a replacement for it. 

    Possessive pronouns Possessive adjectives Possessive adjectives examples
    Mine My It is my drink.
    Yours Your Your mail is full again.
    His His His time is up.
    Hers Her Her paella is very delicious.
    Its Its The turtle is eating its lettuce.
    Ours Our This will be our next destination.
    Yours Your Your billboards are very beautiful. 
    Theirs Their Their game is about to begin.

    Possessive adjectives list: my, your, his, her, its, our, your, their

    Possessive adjectives are often used prior to a sentence with a possessive pronoun as it introduces the context and provides an easier flow of information.

    Possessive adjectives and pronouns examples:

    • I love my new phone. It is mine.
    • Her rope looks stable. What about yours?
    • I already bought up my dress. It's time you buy yours

    Possessive apostrophes

    Apostrophes in English are utilized to show possession of something. In order to form the possession one needs to add an apostrophe followed by an s (Lorena's) after ownership noun. When the possessive noun ends with the letter s only an apostrophe is added (parents').

    While both apostrophes and possessive pronouns are used to showcase a possession they differ in the following ways: 

    • With personal pronouns, it is considered that the context is known to both the speaker and the listener
    • Apostrophes are used to showcase exactly to whom the possession belongs even if the context is unknown 

    Possessive apostrophes examples:

    • These are Elena's glasses.
    • Morgan's chocolate was very delicious. 
    • Carlos' car was stolen in Dublin.
    • Joneses' protein powder is a rather good one.


    English Possessive pronouns exercise

    English Possessive apostrophes exercise

    Exercise to practice English Possessive pronouns and adjectives

    English Possessive pronouns and adjectives exercise

    English Possessive pronouns, adjectives and apostrophes exercise