Possessive Determiners for beginners

Possessive determiners are types of function words used before a noun to show ownership or possession. In this lesson, we will learn all about them.

"Possessive Determiners" in English Grammar

What Are Possessive Determiners?

We use possessive determiners to show who owns something.

English Possessive Determiners

English possessive determiners are:

Subject Pronouns Possessive Determiners
I my
You your
He his
She her
It its
We our
You your
They their

How Do We Use Possessive Determiners

Possessive determiners are used before a noun. Do not confuse them with possessive pronouns that must always appear alone.

I have a doll. → This is my doll.

We have a house. → Where is your house?

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