Explanation of Possessive Pronouns With Very Concise Examples

Possessive pronouns
A possessive pronoun is a type of pronoun that denotes ownership. Buzzle teaches you how to use them in sentences as well as lists possessive pronouns in French, Spanish, and Italian.
Quick Tip!
When a personal pronoun shows ownership, it has two forms: possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns, the difference between which can be hard to know. So, here's a quick tip: a possessive adjective is followed by the noun that it modifies, whereas the possessive pronoun stands alone.
A pronoun is a part of speech that is used to replace a noun. Common pronouns include he, her, him, I, it, me, she, them, they, us, we, etc. They can be classified into various types such as personal, reflexive, reciprocal, demonstrative, indefinite, relative, interrogative, intensive, and possessive pronouns. Possessive pronouns are those which are used to show ownership. For example, mine, ours, theirs, etc. Let us learn the various possessive pronouns in English as well as other languages.
USAGE OF POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS IN SENTENCES
There are, in all, 7 possessive pronouns in the English language. These are: mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, and theirs. Let us see how they are used in sentences.

» This doll is mine, not yours.
» It is his basketball.
» This bone is its share.
» All the neighboring land is ours.
» This property is theirs.
» It must either be his or hers.
» These flowers are mine.
» This car is his.
» The store is not ours anymore.
» It's not mine. It's hers.
POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Possessive Pronouns in English
EnglishMasculine SingularMasculine PluralFeminine SingularFeminine Plural
FRENCH POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS
minele mienla mienneles miensles miennes
yoursle tienla tienneles tiensles tiennes
his, hersle sienla sienneles siensles siennes
oursle nôtrela nôtreles nôtresles nôtres
yoursle vôtrela vôtreles vôtresles vôtres
theirsle leurla leurles leursles leurs
SPANISH POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS
mineel míola míalos míoslas mías
yoursel tuyola tuyalos tuyoslas tuyas
his, hers, yoursel suyola suyalos suyoslas suyas
oursel nuestrola nuestralos nuestroslas nuestras
yoursel vuestrola vuestralos vuestroslas vuestras
theirs, yoursel suyola suyalos suyoslas suyas
ITALIAN POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS
mineil miola miai mieile mie
yoursil tuola tuai tuoi le tue
his, hersil suola suai suoile sue
oursil nostrola nostrai nostrile nostre
yoursil vostrola vostrai vostrile vostre
theirsil lorola loroi lorole loro
Learning the difference between possessive pronouns and possessive adjectives can be a little difficult due to the similarity between the two. The numerous worksheets available on the Internet can, thus, be used for practice.
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