Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns

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  •  Similarities and differences between possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns

Possessive adjectives

Possessive pronouns

Similarities

used to show ownership

Differences

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    Can’t stand alone
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    Stand before nouns

My T-shirt is blue.

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    Stand alone
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    Replace nouns

His T-shirt is red while mine is blue.

List of possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns

Subject pronouns

Object pronouns

Adjective pronouns (AP)

Possessive pronouns (PP)

I

Me

My

Mine

You

You

Your

Yours

He

Him

His

His

She

Her

Her

Hers

It

It

Its

Its

We

Us

Our

Ours

They

Them

Their

Theirs

  • This is my pen. It’s mine.
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    my: AP; mine: PP
  • This is his car. It’s his.            
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    his (1): AP; his (2): PP
  • These are our books. They’re ours.              
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    our: AP, ours: PP
  • This is her bike. Hers is read and mine is purple.                            
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    her: AP; hers: PP, mine: PP

 

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