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Possessive Adjective - Glossary of Terms


Possessive Adjectives

The possessive adjectives are the words my, your, his, her, its, our and their.  They are used to indicate who (or what) owns something.

Examples:

Take his spoon and put it by your plate.
It only wants its ball. (Note: There is no apostrophe in the possessive adjective itsIt's is short for it is or it has.)

Interactive example:
 
My head goes woozy when you climb your ladder. [show me the possessive adjectives]
 
There is no apostrophe in the possessive adjective its. 

Its has nothing to do with it's, which is short for it is or it has
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Associated pages:
 
What are adjectives?
What are compound adjectives?
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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