Learn how to use possessive adjectives in English.
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What are possessive adjectives in English?
Possessive adjectives are used to show ownership or possession.
Subject pronouns + verb
Possessive adjectives + (adjectives) + noun
List of subject pronouns and their possessive adjectives
Here is a list of subject pronouns and their possessive adjectives:
- I – my
- You – your
- He – his
- She – her
- It – its
- We – our
- They – their
Examples of Possessive Adjectives
- It is my pen.
- Your house is really beautiful.
- Her temper hasn’t improved with age!
- Never judge something by its looks.
- This is our website.
- Their living room is equipped with all kinds of modern appliances.
Difference between subject pronouns and possessive adjectives
- Subject pronouns are I, you, he, she, it, we, they. Subject pronouns usually occur before a verb.
He is an English teacher.
They want to learn Chinese.
- Possessive adjectives are my, your, his, her, its, our, their. Possessive adjectives occur before a noun (her hair) or a an adjective + noun (her new hair).
- Possessive adjectives have no singular or plural. They are used with both singular and plural nouns (his ball, his balls).