Possessive Pronouns

You will probably have noticed that the possessive pronouns have two forms – my, mine, your, yours etc. The forms my, our, your, his, her and their are actually possessive adjectives, not pronouns. They are used before a noun. My car has come. This is my book. It is their fault. That is your coat. The forms mine, ours, hers, theirs, yours are generally used after a noun. That book …

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Possessive Nouns

Follow these rules to create possessive nouns. With singular nouns, add an apostrophe (’) and s. girl: girl‘s manuscript student: student‘s ideas With plural nouns ending in s, add an apostrophe (’) after the s. girls: girls’ manuscript students: students’ ideas boys: boys’ school With plural nouns not ending in s, add an apostrophe and s. women: women‘s books mice: mice‘s tails With compound nouns, add an apostrophe …

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Possessive Adjectives

Possessive adjectives are words like my, your, his, her, their and our. Possessive adjectives express possession. This is my bag. Where is your daughter? I have never been to their house. It is our duty to serve our country. I saw her husband yesterday. I love my brother. The boys love their father. A tree sheds its leaves in autumn. Notes The words mine, yours, ours, theirs, his and hers are possessive pronouns, not adjectives. A possessive pronoun can stand alone. …

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That form of a noun phrase which indicates that it represents a possessor. Possessives are normally made by adding –‘s to the noun. Examples are: my mother’s friends, my father’s house, children’s books and the students’ work. The possessive can also be expressed with of, especially when the possessor is not alive. Examples are: the …

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