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  • 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]
  • 7.1 Position of adverbs in English [0/2]
  • 7.2 Adverbs of manner in English [0/2]
  • 7.3 Adverbs of place in English [0/2]
  • 7.4 Adverbs of time in English [0/2]
  • 7.5 Adverbs of quantity in English [0/2]
  • 7.6 Adverbs of frequency in English [0/2]
  • 7.7 Adverbs of degree in English [0/2]
  • 7.8 Adverbs of probability and certainty in English [0/2]
  • 7.9 Adverbs of opinion and observation in English [0/2]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
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  • Mixed present tenses exercise in English (Score -/-)Free
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  • 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]
  • What are possessive adjectives?

    Possessive adjectives, also known as possessive determiners, are used to show a possession or a relationship between the owner and the thing that is owned. They modify a noun by showing who possess it, therefore they are placed in front of the noun they modify. However, when other adjectives are also used to describe a given noun the possessive adjectives must be placed in front of the other adjective. 

    enlightened Warning: Possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns are similarly written, however, they are used for different things and are not interchangeable. 

    Possessive adjectives examples

    Possessive adjectives  Possessive adjectives examples
    My It's my bag. 
    Your Is it your dog?
    His His time is up. 
    Her Her package has arrived.
    Its The turtle is eating its lettuce.
    Our This is our house. 
    Your Your billboards are very beautiful. 
    Their Their plan has failed.

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

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    Difference between possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns 

    Possessive pronouns indicate an ownership or a possession of the noun that is discussed in the sentence. Unlike possessive adjectives which modify the noun, they fully replace it in a sentence. Most commonly they can be found at the end of a sentence. 

    Possessive pronouns

    Possessive pronouns Possessive pronouns example
    Mine It's mine
    Yours They are yours now.
    His I don't think that his has arrived yet.
    Hers She opened the company in 2010. It is hers.
    Its The cat hurts its paw last night. 
    Ours I can't believe these are ours now.
    Yours What do you think about yours?
    Theirs The coffee machine is theirs.

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

    Possessive adjective "Own"

    The possessive adjective own is used when one wants to not only state a possession belongs to someone but to emphasize it belongs only to that person and nobody else.

    Structure: Possessive adjective + own + noun

    Examples:

    • I have my own way of doing things. 
    • We grow our own vegetables here. 
    • She designed her own suit.