building blocksPossessive Pronouns and Adjectives

1. Forms of Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives

Person Pronoun Adjective
1st singular mine my
2nd yours your
3rd (female) hers her
3rd (male) his his
3rd (neutral) its its
1st plural ours our
3rd plural theirs their

2. Using Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives

A possessive pronoun is used instead of a noun:

Julie's car is red. Mine is blue.

A possessive adjective is usually used to describe a noun, and it comes before it, like other adjectives:

My car is bigger than her car.


There are no apostrophes in possessive pronouns and adjectives.

The dog wagged its tail.

It's” is not a possessive pronoun or adjective — it means “it is”:

It's not my dog.

When you are sure that you understand the lesson, you can continue with the exercises.