The Possessive Case is used to talk about things that belong to a person or animal.We can even use it to show that one thing belongs to another thing.
Below you can read the Possessive Adjective corresponding to each personal pronoun:
|PERSONAL NOUN||POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES|
Below you can read the Possessive Pronouns corresponding to each personal pronoun:
|PERSONAL NOUN||POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS|
- With a noun
- My father and I are policemen.
- Is this her house?
- Our cat doesn’t like fish.
- With parts of the body
- I can’t open my eyes underwater.
- He brushes his teeth twice a day.
- Their legs are injured.
Not before a noun
- Is it her sandwich?
– No, it’s mine.
- This is hers.
- His house is big, but ours is small.
We use Possessive Adjectives together with a noun and with parts of the body.
We don’t use Possessive Pronouns before a noun.
We use Possessive Adjectives or Pronouns to express the belonging of something to a person or animal. As with any type of pronoun in English, we distinguish them by number (singular, plural) and gender (masculine, feminine, neutral).
Remember: There is a key difference between the two possessive adjectives are used before a noun, possessive pronouns are used without a noun following it.
— “Your new shoes are very nice.” – “
The your new shoes are very nice.” = Your here is the adjective that describes another element in the sentence, so it is a possessive adjective.
— “Who does this T-shirt belong to? – That’s mine! ” – “
Who does this T-shirt belong to? – That’s the mine! ” = Mine is used to replace another element in the sentence, so it is a possessive pronoun.
NOTE: We don’t use articles and other determiners before possessive adjectives and pronouns.
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