What Are Possessive Pronouns?
Pay attention that the possessive pronouns used for the second person singular and second person plural forms are the same (Yours).
Now pay attention to the following examples:
The car near the tree is
Is this novel
As you can see, these possessive pronouns can replace nouns and noun phrases without being followed by a noun.
How to Use Them
When possessive pronouns are followed by nouns, they are modified to agree with the noun and become possessive determiners. Some of the possessive determiners are used in the examples below:
As you can see, the possessive adjective 'my' is followed by a noun and cannot be used without it.
I see it's
As shown in the table, we have no possessive pronouns for the third-person singular non-humans. Look at the following example:
That toy is
While there are no possessive pronouns specifically for third-person singular non-human nouns in English, we can use a possessive determiner instead. Pay attention the following examples:
As you can see, 'its' is followed by a noun which makes it a possessive determiner.
How to Ask Questions About Possession
To ask about the ownership of an item or a person, we can use the term 'Whose' in sentences. 'Whose' is used to ask about the person or entity that something belongs to, or is intended for. Pay attention to the following examples:
Be careful not to add an article (a, an, the) before the possessive pronouns. Pay attention to the examples below:
She is wearing a dress. It's
the his is here).