Possessive Pronouns :
are words like mine, yours, his, hers, ours & theirs.
For example :
This is my book, where is yours?
We have brought our dog to school today and he has brought his.
Possessive pronouns are not followed by any noun. If a pronoun showing possession is
followed by a noun, it is a possessive adjective and not a possessive pronoun.
In the first sentence given above, the word MY is followed by the noun BOOK. Hence
it is a possessive adjective, whereas the pronoun ‘yours’ is not followed by any noun, it
stands for the words ‘your book’, hence it is a possessive pronoun.
Let us look at some more examples.
Jivika hugged her doll while Nehika dressed hers.
The pronoun ‘her’ is followed by the noun ‘doll’, hence it is a possessive adjective.
The pronoun ‘hers’ is not followed by a noun and stands for the words ‘her doll’, hence it is a possessive pronoun.
Mihir came to our house while Mithil went to his.
The pronoun ‘our’ is followed by the noun ‘house’, hence it is a possessive adjective.
The pronoun ‘his’ is not followed by any noun and stands for the words ‘his house’, hence it is a possessive pronoun.
1. I have put my book on the table, put yours over mine.
2. We visited their house this summer and they have promised to come to ours during
the Diwali vacations.
3. We packed our bags with woollen clothes while she packed hers with a few cotton clothes.
4. The crows returned to their nests while the magpie was building hers.
5. The villagers build their house with wood and mud while the town dwellers build theirs with brick and cement.
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