Possessive Pronouns And Possessive Adjectives | Grammar Exercise for Classes 5 and 6

Possessive pronouns are forms like mine, yours, ours, his, hers and theirs.

  • This watch is mine.
  • That comb is hers.
  • This computer is his. Where is yours?
  • That house is ours. It is bigger than theirs.

Possessive pronouns can stand alone. They are not followed by nouns. Before a noun we use possessive adjectives. They are forms like my, your, our, their, his, her and its. Note that ‘his’ can be a possessive pronoun or a possessive adjective. It is a possessive adjective when it is followed by a noun.

  • This bag is his. (Here his is used as a possessive pronoun.)
  • This is his bag. (Here his is used as a possessive adjective.)

Possessive pronouns and possessive adjectives exercise

Fill in the blanks with appropriate possessive pronouns or possessive adjectives.

1. They never invite us to ……………. parties. (their / theirs)

2. Rani has had …………….. lunch. (her / hers)

3. This is not ……………. (my / mine). It must be …………… (her / hers)

4. Where is ……………….. coat? (your / yours)

5. ……………. (they / their) dog is a black Doberman. …………………. (our / ours) is a white Pomeranian.

6. Sujatha has never invited me to …………… home. (her / hers)

7. ……………… (our / ours) parents are visiting us next month.

8. He was arrested for treating …………….. servants badly (his / him).

9. This is …………… house (my / mine). It is smaller than ………………. (your / yours)

10. You must listen to …………….. parents. (your / yours)

Answers

1. They never invite us to their parties.

2. Rani has had her lunch.

3. This is not mine. It must be hers.

4. Where is your coat?

5. Their dog is a black Doberman. Ours is a white Pomeranian.

6. Sujatha has never invited me to her home.

7. Our parents are visiting us next month.

8. He was arrested for treating his servants badly.

9. This is my house. It is smaller than yours.

10. You must listen to your parents.

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