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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #68787: Possessive adjectives and pronouns
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Genitive [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Possessive case - Possessive or genitive Case - Possessive adjectives and pronouns. - Personal pronouns, possessives - Possessive case - Back to the possessive case - Whose and use - Possessive idioms
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    Possessive adjectives and pronouns

    I/ Possessive adjectivesmy, your, his, her, its, our, their.

     Possesive adjectives agree with what they describe. They come before the noun they describe.

    book  / my books 

    your book  / your books 

     book (the owner is a man)
    John has forgotten HIS book.
    his books 

    her book (the owner is a woman)
    Ana likes her book.

    food (the owner is an animal)
    Our dog likes its food.

    II/ Possessive pronounsmine, yours, his/hers/its, ours, theirs

    They agree with the possessor and not with the thing that is possessed.

    This car is ours.  / These cars are ours. 

    This car is yours. 

    III/A few examples with possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns:

    This car belongs to you, Ana. It's 
    your car. It's yours.

    These cars belong to you. These are your cars. These cars are yours.

    These books belong to them. These are their books. These books are theirs.

    This pen belongs to John. This is his pen. This pen is his.

    We own this book. This is our book. This book is ours.


    Vanessa : This raincoat is _____. ==> This raincoat is hers

    Tom      :  That raincoat is _______. ==> That raincoat is his.

    She       : ____ raincoat is in ______ bedroom. ==> Her raincoat is in her bedroom.

    He        : _____ raincoat is on ______ desk. ==> His raincoat is on his desk.            

    Complete the sentences.

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    John ==> This umbrella is .
    Cathy ==> That umbrella is .
    He ==> is light grey.
    She ==> is dark blue.

    Jim ==> house is on Sunset Boulevard.
    We ==> is on Warwick Avenue.
    He ==> house has six rooms.
    We ==> has four rooms.

    I ==> This is pencil.
    You ==> That one is .
    I ==> is in pocket.
    You ==> is on bed.

    We ==> car is a Mercedes.
    They ==> car is a Porsche.
    We ==> gets 17 miles to the gallon.
    They ==> gets 30 miles to the gallon.

    Mary ==> These shoes are .
    William ==>Those are .
    She ==> are under bed.
    He ==> are under desk.

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