possessive pronouns

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.

 

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.

 

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?

 

Mine vs. Mine's

'My' is the possessive adjective and 'mine' is the possessive pronoun, but what grammatical category does "mine's" fall under? Let's find out!

 

His vs. He's

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

 

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. His or Hers

Can we use 'its' instead of 'his' or 'hers'? If so, when? Are they truly interchangeable? To understand more about these pronouns, read this part.

 

Ours vs. Us

What is the difference between 'ours' and 'us'? They are both pronouns. They are both first-person plurals. But they are of different categories of pronouns.

 

Ours vs. Ourselves

What is the difference between 'ours' and 'ourselves'? 'He's a friend of ours,' or 'He's a friend of ourselves'. Which of these two sentences is correct?

 

Ours vs. Theirs

'Ours' and 'Theirs' are both what we call possessive pronouns. They are used to refer to something or someone belonging to or associated with us or others.

 

Mine, Pronoun or Adjective?

In this part, we will discuss the word 'mine' in the English language. We'll see its part of speech, uses, and functions in a sentence.

 

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. Them

What is the difference between 'them' and 'theirs?' 'Theirs' is the third person plural possessive pronoun. 'Them' is a third-person pronoun. What else?

 

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.

 

Theirs vs. There's

"Theirs" and "There's" have pretty similar pronunciations, but have different meanings and functions. To learn about their difference, read this part.

 

Its

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

 

Yours

'Yours' is a possessive pronoun of you. In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.

 

Ours

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

 

Mine

'Mine' is a possessive pronoun of 'I'. In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.

 

His

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

 

Hers

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

 

Theirs

'Theirs' is a possessive pronoun of 'they.' In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.

 
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