Possessive Adjectives (Pronominal)
Possessive Adjectives are used to show that someone owns or possesses something. We use these adjectives attributively before a noun that it modifies.
Below is given a table which provides not only Possessive Adjectives but also the Pronouns in different forms for clear understanding.
|Possessive Adjectives||Possessive Pronouns|
- My friend is going to help me.
- Our meeting has been postponed.
- Your name has not been listed.
- His father has sent him some amount.
- Her friends help her in every way possible.
- This college has its own premises.
- All members attended the interview with their originals.
Examples of MY :
- My brother got selected for IAS.
- My dog’s name is Tomy.
- My friend has become suddenly ill.
- You cannot suspect my sincerity.
Examples of OUR:
- We cannot sometimes control our emotions.
- This is our school campus.
- I give value to our friendship.
- We have to be proud of our country.
Examples of YOUR:
- These are your belongings.
- Where have you parked your bike?
- What is your name?
- Is your house a new one?
Examples of HIS:
- Has he gone to his village?
- Did he submit his certificates?
- His name has been proposed by me.
- His property has been seized recently.
Examples of HER:
- Has she gone to her village?
- Did she submit her certificates?
- Her name has been proposed by me.
- Her property has been seized recently.
- She is too complex to be understood.
Examples of ITS:
- A country becomes great when its people are great.
- Now, every village has its own transportation.
- This team is powerful, Its strength is its captain.
- Indian constitution is great because of its salient features.
Examples of THEIR:
- Are your sisters coming along with their children?
- Their parents are well educated.
- The teacher asked the children to remember their marks.
- Unhealthy people should take good care of their health.
Points to Focus:
The difference between Possessive adjectives and Possessive Pronouns.
- Possessive Adjectives modify nouns and used before them attributively.
- Possessive Pronouns are used simply predicatively.
Examples for Possessive Adjectives
- This is your car.
- Their motorbike has been damaged.
- My friend has helped the poor.
- We bought a puppy and built its kennel
Examples for Possessive Pronouns
- This car is yours.
- This big building is mine.
- These certificates are theirs.
- That gigantic hound is hers.
Don’t get confused with Its vs. It’s
- Its – means possessive adjective of It.
- It’s – means a short form of it is / it has.
- A country becomes great when it’s people are great (wrong)
- A country becomes great when its people are great (right)
Don’t get confused with your vs. you’re
- Your – means possessive adjective of You.
- You’re – means a short form of you are.
- You’re (you are) responsible for your own mistakes
Don’t get confused with there, their and they’re
- There – It is an adverb just shows a place like ‘here’
- Their – means possessive adjective of they.
- They’re – means a short form of they are.
- There, they’re (they are) working with their friends.
Don’t get confused with whose vs. who’s
- Whose – means the possessive form of who.
- Who’s – means a short form of who is / who has.
- Who’s (Who is) proposing whose names?
- What is an Adjective
- Proper Adjectives
- Adjectives of Quality (Qualitative Adjectives/Descriptive Adjectives)
- Adjectives of Quantity (Quantitative Adjectives)
- Adjectives of Number (Numeral Adjectives)
- Demonstrative Adjectives
- Interrogative Adjectives
- Distributive Adjectives
- Possessive Adjectives (Pronominal)
- Emphasizing Adjectives
- Exclamatory Adjectives
- Participle Adjectives
- Relative Adjectives
- Compound Adjectives