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Possessive Adjectives

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Warning! These are adjectives. Don't confuse them with pronouns!

We use possessive adjectives to show who owns or "possesses" something. The possessive adjectives are:
  • my, your, his, her, its, our, their
  • whose (interrogative)
numberpersongenderpossessive
adjective
example sentence
singular1stmale/femalemyThis is my book.
2ndmale/femaleyourI like your hair.
3rdmalehisHis name is "John".
femaleherHer name is "Mary".
neuteritsThe dog is licking its paw.
plural1stmale/femaleourWe have sold our house.
2ndmale/femaleyourYour children are lovely.
3rdmale/female/neutertheirThe students thanked their teacher.
singular/plural1st/2nd/3rdmale/female (not neuter)whoseWhose phone did you use?

Compare:your = possessive adjective
you're = you are
its = possessive adjective
it's = it is OR it has
their = possessive adjective
they're = they are
there = adverb (I'm not going there / look over there / there is a car outside)
whose = possessive adjective
who's = who is OR who has

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