possessive determiners

Grammar tag

Possessive Pronouns

Possessive pronouns show ownership and indicate that something belongs to someone particular. With their help, we can make a possessive phrase shorter.

 

Possessive Determiners

Possessive determiners are types of function words used before a noun to show ownership or possession such as 'my,' 'your,' and 'his.'

 

He vs. His

'He' and 'his' are two examples of gender-specific words in the English language. One is a personal pronoun, the other is a possessive determiner and pronoun.

 

They vs. Their

'They' and 'them' are both refer to a group of people, but they function differently in a sentence because they take different grammatical roles.

 

Mine vs. My Own

'This is a duty of mine'. 'This is a duty of my own.' Which one of these sentences do you think is correct? Can we use both of them? What is the difference?

 

His vs. He's

"His" and "He's" have somewhat similar pronunciations, but different meanings or spelling. So what is their difference?

 

His or Her vs. Their

In the modern day and age, writers are looking for ways to write generic sentences without using gender-based pronouns. One of the ways is to use 'their'.

 

His vs. Him

We have different kinds of pronouns in English grammar, for example, subject, object, possessive, impersonal, etc. Here, we will discuss two masculine pronouns.

 

Its vs. It's

What is the difference between "its" and "it's"? How can we use each of them? Are they the same thing? Here, we will discuss the differences between them.

 

Its vs. Their

Can we replace 'its' with 'their'? If yes, when can we do this? To know if they are truly interchangeable or not, don't waste another minute and read this part.

 

Yours vs. Your's

'Yours sincerely' or 'Your's sincerely'? Which one do you think is correct? Here, we will discuss the second-person possessive pronoun in the English language.

 

Hers vs. Her's

'A friend of hers' or 'a friend of her's?' Which one do you think is the correct choice? In this part, we will discuss the possessive pronoun 'hers'.

 

Ours vs. Our's

'a friend of ours' or 'a friend of our's?' Which one do you think is the correct choice? In this part, we will discuss the possessive pronoun 'ours'.

 

Theirs vs. Their's

Which one do you think is correct? Here, we will discuss the third-person plural possessive pronoun in the English language.

 

Theirs vs. Their

What is the difference between 'theirs' and 'their'? They're both pronouns. They're both third-person plurals. But they are of different categories of pronouns.

 

Her

In this lesson, we will learn more about 'her' which is the third-person singular pronoun, and the object pronoun of 'she.'

 

His

'His' is a possessive determiner of 'he'. In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.

 

My

In this lesson, we will learn all the rules and uses of the possessive determiner, 'My.'

 

Our

In this lesson, we will learn all the rules and uses of the possessive determiner, 'Our.'

 

Their

In this lesson, we will learn all the rules and uses of the possessive determiner, 'Their.'

 

Your

In this lesson, we will learn all the rules and uses of the possessive determiner, 'Your.'

 
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