Our is a possessive determiner and it is mostly used for the first-person plural subject. In this lesson, we will discuss when and how to use it.
'Our' as a Possessive Determiner
Our as a possessive determiner generally shows the speakers or the writers own something. It has other uses as well. Have a look:
- Our as a possessive determiner is used to show possession or ownership; for example:
- Our is impersonal. That means something can belong to anyone; for example:
Doing exercise is beneficial for
'Our health' means 'everyone's health.'
Let's be proud of
- Our is used to refer to kings, queens, judges, etc. For example:
- Our is used to refer to a member of the family. In this case, names should be mentioned. For example:
'Roxy' is a member of the family, maybe their daughter.
Position in a Sentence
Articles like 'a', 'an' and, 'the' or other determiners cannot be used before 'our.' Take a look at the following example:
This is the our green book.
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