In this lesson, we will talk about special pronouns used in the English language to express the possession (ownership) of something. We are talking about possessive pronouns.
The main possessive pronouns are:
|Possessive adjective||Possessive pronouns|
Let’s look at an example for each possessive pronoun:
- This book is mine.
- This book right here is yours.
- Its color is different.
- This house is theirs.
You can also use the word “of” with possessive pronouns:
- He is a friend of ours.
- Did you see that dog of hers?
- I went to that house of his.
Now let’s look at longer sentences.
- I am looking for our books. I found mine, but I couldn’t find yours.
- Can you give the key to the children? No, they have theirs.
- I thought this car was his but it actually turned out to be hers!
For more informations about the adjectives, click here to see the possessive adjectives course.
Let’s do some exercises with what we have learned already. Fill in the blanks for these sentences using the following words: its, yours, ours, hers, theirs,
- Do you know the Jackson family? Which car is ____?
- This book is _____.
- I thought this was his but it was actually _____.
- I never knew ____ doors opened like that.
- That house over there is ____.