Possessive Adjectives



Possessive Adjectives :



These Adjectives are those words such as my, thy, his, her, its, our, your and their which are used attributively before a Noun.

My hat….
Your brother….
His name….

These adjectives modify a noun by showing the form of possession to a particular person or thing. By this type of adjective, we will come to know whose things they are. This page on this type of article will give you the different functions of this adjective and their usages. As the article THE, this type of adjective also shows definiteness in its form.

1. I have a pen.
2. I have your pen.

In the first sentence above, there is no mention about whose pen I have. Whereas in the second sentence, there is a mention about whose pen I have.

The pen I have is your pen.

So, the term YOUR is of this type of adjective.

These adjectives are modified as per the first persons, second persons and third persons.

1. First Person Adjectives of Possession(My and our)
2. Second Person Possessive Adjectives (your)
3. Third Person Possessive Adjectives (his, her, its and their)

Examples of MY :

1. My sister is doing her college education.
2. My pencil is exhausted.
3. My scooter has to be serviced by this month.
4. My parents are living in our village.
5. What you are having is only my book.

Examples of OUR :

1. Our school reopens on 9th of this month.
2. Our parents are here with us only.
3. Please, give us our due.
4. This house is our only property.
5. The hotel is run by our uncle.

Examples of YOUR :

1. Where is your shirt?
2. Your hat is missing.
3. Your school-bag is not with us.
4. What is your name?
5. The house where we were hidden is none other than your house.

Examples of HIS :

1. His computer is not yet working.
2. His girl-friend is in good relationship with him.
3. His books are stolen by his friends.
4. He has gone to his village.
5. They have taken him to his parents.

Examples of HER :

1. Her computer is not yet working.
2. Her boy-friend is in good relationship with her.
3. Her books are stolen by her friends.
4. She has gone to her village.
5. They have taken her to her parents.

Examples of ITS :

1. The village has its head-constable.
2. Our school has its own premises.
3. Your dog is with its puppy.
4. The book is stolen. Its wrapper is not in good condition.
5. He has sent his cow to its shed.

Examples of THEIR :

1. My parents are with their parents.
2. Where are your sisters and their husbands?
3. Your sons are so cute that their marks are so high.
4. Here are the computers. Where are their key-boards?
5. Our children thanked their teachers.

RELATED PAGES :



  1. The Adjective
  2. An Adjective
  3. Attribute Position of Adjective
  4. Predicative Position of Adjective
  5. Kinds of Adjectives
  6. Proper Adjectives
  7. Descriptive Adjectives
  8. Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
  9. Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
  10. Numeral Adjectives ( Adjectives of Number )
  11. Definite Numeral Adjectives
  12. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
  13. Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
  14. Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
  15. Definite Demonstratives
  16. Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
  17. Indefinite Demonstratives
  18. Distributive Adjectives
  19. Interrogative Adjectives
  20. Exclamatory Adjectives
  21. Possessive Adjectives
  22. Possessive Determiners
  23. First Person Possessive Adjectives
  24. Second Person Possessive Adjectives
  25. Third Person Possessive Adjectives
  26. Emphasizing Adjectives
  27. Coordinate Adjectives
  28. Paired Adjectives
  29. Cumulative Adjectives
  30. Non-Coordinate Adjectives
  31. Two Uses of Adjectives
  32. Attributive Use of Adjectives
  33. Predicative Use of Adjectives
  34. The Degrees of Comparison
  35. Comparison of Adjectives
  36. Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
  37. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
  38. Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
  39. Formation of Comparative and Superlative
  40. Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
  41. Uses of Numeral Adjectives
  42. Definite Numeral Quantities
  43. Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
  44. Uses of Distributive Phrases
  45. Uses of Distributive Adjectives
  46. Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
  47. Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
  48. Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  49. Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  50. Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  51. Use of The Comparative Degree
  52. OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
  53. Preferables in English Grammar
  54. Double Comparatives
  55. Double Superlatives
  56. Comparatives which have lost their force
  57. Latin Comparatives
  58. English Comparatives
  59. Adjectives used as Nouns
  60. Adjectives in Pairs
  61. Adjectives preceded by THE
  62. Position of Adjectives
  63. Adjectives Used Attributively
  64. Adjectives Used Predicatively
  65. The Adjective Clause


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