Possessive Determiners :
These Adjectives are those words such as my, thy, his, her, its, our, your and their which are used attributively before a Noun.
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 Possessive Adjectives (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 :
- The Adjective
- An Adjective
- Attribute Position of Adjective
- Predicative Position of Adjective
- Kinds of Adjectives
- Proper Adjectives
- Descriptive Adjectives
Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
- Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
- Numeral Adjectives ( Adjectives of Number )
- Definite Numeral Adjectives
- Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
- Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
- Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
- Definite Demonstratives
- Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
- Indefinite Demonstratives
- Distributive Adjectives
- Interrogative Adjectives
- Possessive Adjectives
- First Person Possessive Adjectives
- Second Person Possessive Adjectives
- Third Person Possessive Adjectives
- Emphasizing Adjectives
- Coordinate Adjectives
- Paired Adjectives
- Cumulative Adjectives
- Non-Coordinate Adjectives
- Two Uses of Adjectives
- Attributive Use of Adjectives
- Predicative Use of Adjectives
- The Degrees of Comparison
- Comparison of Adjectives
- Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
- Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
- Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
- Formation of Comparative and Superlative
- Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
- Uses of Numeral Adjectives
- Definite Numeral Quantities
- Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
- Uses of Distributive Phrases
- Uses of Distributive Adjectives
- Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
- Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
- Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
- Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
- Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
- Use of The Comparative Degree
- OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
- Preferables in English Grammar
- Double Comparatives
- Double Superlatives
- Comparatives which have lost their force
- Latin Comparatives
- English Comparatives
- Adjectives used as Nouns
- Adjectives in Pairs
- Adjectives preceded by THE
- Position of Adjectives
- Adjectives Used Attributively
- Adjectives Used Predicatively
- The Adjective Clause
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