POWERFUL ‘POSSESSIVE PRONOUN’- Type 3

Possessive pronoun are majorly used in order to refer to a specific person/people or it can also refer to thing or things which belongs to a person/people and at times even to animal/animals or even thing or things. The use of possessive pronouns can depend on:

  • Number (singular or plural)
  • Person (1sr person, 2nd person or 3rd person)
  • Gender (male or female)

Let us take a look at some of them along with some examples. Remember that each possessive pronoun can be a subject or an object. It can also refer to a singular or plural antecedent.

For example:

  • Look at the house. Mine is the bigger one.

In this sentence, the subject is ‘my house’.

  • I like your dress. Do you like mine?

In this sentence, the object is ‘my dress’.

  • She looked everywhere for your watch. She found hers but she couldn’t find yours.

In this sentence, the subject is ‘your watch.’

  • All the drawings were good but hers was the best.

In this sentence, the subject is ‘her drawing’.

  • Kevin found his debit card but Halem couldn’t find hers.

In this sentence, the object is ‘her card’.

Remember that interrogative pronoun ‘whose’ can also be considered a possessive pronoun which can be called as an interrogative possessive pronoun. 

Let us understand this with the help of some examples:

  • There were 10 chocolates on the table and I wondered whose it was.
  • The house has been abandoned for months now. Whose house is it?

REVISION EXERCISE

Complete the following exercise on a paper or on a book and keep it for your future reference.

  1. The use of ______ pronouns can depend upon number, person and gender. (interrogative, possessive, demonstrative)
  2. Interrogative pronoun ‘whose’ can be considered as a possessive pronoun. (True/False)
  3. Each possessive pronoun can be a subject or an object. (True/False) 

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