1. Forms of Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives
|Person||Possessive Pronoun||Possessive Adjective|
|2nd singular & plural||yours||your|
|3rd singular (female)||hers||her|
|3rd singular (male)||his||his|
|3rd singular (neutral)||its||its|
2. Using Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives
A possessive pronoun is used instead of a noun:
Your car is red. Mine is blue. (Mine in the sentence means my car is blue)
A possessive adjective is usually used to describe a noun, and it comes before it, like other adjectives:
Her hair is longer than my hair.
Remember: There are “no apostrophes“ in possessive pronouns and adjectives.
The dog doesn’t bite its owner.
“It’s” is not a possessive pronoun or adjective — it means, “it is”:
It’s not my car.
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