What Are Possessive Pronouns?

What Are Possessive Pronouns?

Possessive pronouns show ownership. The term possessive pronoun covers possessive adjectives and absolute possessive pronouns.

The possessive pronouns are:
Possessive Adjectives
  • my
  • your
  • his
  • her
  • its
  • our
  • their
  • whose
Absolute Possessive Pronouns
  • mine
  • yours
  • his
  • hers
  • ours
  • theirs

Possessive Pronouns Replace Nouns

Possessive pronouns are used to indicate who (or what) owns something. Like all pronouns, possessive pronouns take the place of nouns in sentences.

Look at these examples:

Examples of Possessive Pronouns

Below are examples of possessive pronouns. (There is a mix of possessive adjectives and absolute possessive pronouns.)

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What are possessive adjectives? What are absolute possessive pronouns? What are adjectives? What are nouns? What are pronouns? Indefinite adjectives Interrogative adjectives Predicate adjectives Glossary of grammatical terms