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.
The words mine, yours, ours, theirs, his and hers are possessive pronouns, not adjectives. A possessive pronoun can stand alone. A possessive adjective, on the other hand, is used with a noun.
- This is my car. (Here the possessive adjective my modifies the noun car.)
- This car is mine. (Here the possessive pronoun mine refers back to the noun car.)
- This is his pen. Where is yours?
Sections in this article
Degrees of Comparison
Comparison using positive adjectives and adverbs
Comparison using comparative adjectives and adverbs
Comparison using superlative adjectives and adverbs
The difference between comparative and superlative
Degree modifiers with comparatives and superlatives
Comparison of adjectives and adverbs
Pronouns after as and than
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