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The form of Possessive pronouns
- I – mine.
- We – ours.
- You – yours.
- He – his.
- She – hers.
- They – theirs.
- It’s my book. – It’s mine.
- It’s our house. – It’s ours.
- It’s your key. – It’s yours.
- It’s his laptop. – It’s his.
- It’s her bag. – It’s hers.
- It’s their car. – It’s theirs.
When to use Possessive pronouns?
To refer to possessions and to indicate ownership or something.
How to use Possessive pronouns?
- We use mine/yours etc. without a noun:
- Is this book mine or yours? (= my book or your book)
- I didn’t have an umbrella, so Sarah gave me hers. (= her umbrella)
- It’s their problem, not ours. (= not our problem)
- We went in our car, and they went in theirs. (= their car)
- We can use his with or without a noun:
- Is this his camera or hers?’ ‘It’s his.
- We use possessive pronouns (mine, yours, etc.) instead of my/your+ noun. Compare:
- We’ve got our exams today and they’ve got theirs tomorrow.
- That’s my bag. Where’ s yours?
Examples of Possessive pronouns
- That car is mine.
- The apple is yours.
- This pen is hers.
- The house is ours.
- The books are theirs.
- The cat is ours.
- My room is bigger than hers.
- This is a nice camera. Is it yours?
- Excuse me, those seats are ours.
- Those aren’t my keys. They’re yours.
- This book belongs to me. It’s mine.
- We can eat all of the food. It’s ours.
- Please give this bag to Sarah. It is hers.
- This cellphone is mine, not yours.
- Which room is yours? (Your room).
- That’s not my umbrella. Mine is black.
- Whose books are these? Yours or mine?
- Katy has a jacket like mine, but hers is grey.
- I went to the cinema with a friend of mine.
- They went on holiday with some friends of theirs.
- She’s going out with a friend of hers.
- We had dinner with some friends of ours.
- I played tennis with a friend of mine.
- Tom is going to meet a friend of his.
- Can we use your washing machine? Ours isn’t working.
- Don’t eat those sweets! They’re mine! (My sweets)
- Those aren’t his glasses. They’re hers. (Her glasses)
- Do you know those people? Are they friends of yours?
- This is Tom’s watch and I think this wallet is his too.
- I went out to meet a friend of mine. (not a friend of me)
- Are those people friends of yours? (not friends of you)
- My bag is here and his is under that seat. (His bag)
- My suitcase is black and hers is blue. (Her suitcase)
- This is my dictionary. Where’s yours? (Your dictionary)
- Please give this DVD to Scott and Robert. It’s theirs. (Their DVD).
- Tom was in the restaurant with a friend of his. (not a friend of him)
- Their team colors are red and white and ours blue and white. (our colors)
- Why are you worried about your exams? I’m not worried about mine. (my exams)
Questions & Answers about Possessive pronouns
- Whose hat is this? It’s his.
- Whose money is this? It’s yours.
- Is this Sally’s bag? No, hers is blue.
- Whose bags are these? They’re ours.
- Which bag is yours? Mine is the gray one.
- Whose camera is this? It’s hers.
- Whose gloves are these? They’re mine.
- Are these your shoes? No, mine are in the house.