English Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives

    Beginner English - Level A1


    Learn how to use possessive pronouns and adjectives, and how to differentiate between them.


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    English A1

    Possessive Pronouns 

    A possessive pronoun is used to express ownership. They are not immediately followed by a noun, but they stand alone.


    The red car is mine.
    The strawberry ice cream is hers, the chocolate one is yours.
    The book is his.

    Possessive Adjectives

    When a possessive pronoun is immediately followed by a noun, it becomes a possessive adjective. Possessive adjectives do not stand alone.



    I am driving my car, you are riding your bike.
    She is reading her book.
    We are bringing our dogs to the BBQ, are you bringing yours (possessive pronoun)?
    Are their children in High School?

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