These words form are used to establish a form of ownership and show who or what belongs together. In almost all cases, this word replaces the noun in the sentence. The following collection of worksheets will help your students learn about possessive pronouns. Make sure your students understand that these words do not require an apostrophe. Activities include rewriting sentences to replace selected words with the correct pronoun, identifying word forms within a sentence, rewriting sentences, replacing word forms, matching possessive with their replacement pronouns, and more. These words provide for ownership and in a lot of circumstances provide you general sense of the meaning of the word (Which is a person, place, and/or thing.)
Rewrite each sentence, replacing the underlined words with the correct term from the Word Box.
Choose the correct pronoun to complete each sentence. Write its letter on the line.
Rewrite each sentence, replacing the nouns with a pronoun from the Word Box, or by changing some of the words to use the corrected pronoun.
Underline each word or set of words that could be written using a possessive. Then rewrite that there sentence.
Write a response to each sentence. You will need to show ownership though. Use the hints provided in parentheses. Follow the example. EX: Whose hat is that? (Jim) ---That is his hat.---
Rewrite the underlined words. Some of the other words in the sentence may need to be reorganized.
Find the proper pronoun that tells you who this belongs to. Let's tell them exactly who it belongs to.
Each picture below shows something that possesses something else. Write a phrase on the line underneath each picture that says what each thing possesses.
How Do We Use Possessive Pronouns in a Sentence?
We can use possessive pronouns to indicate that something is ours or someone else's. They can also be used to refer to something that is owned by someone else.
Examples of possessive pronouns: Mine, His, Hers, Its, Yours, Ours, Theirs
Examples of possessive adjectives: My, His, Her, It, Your, Out, Their
Both this form of adjectives and pronouns have the same purpose: they demonstrate possession, which can be interpreted as ownership of something, as in "something belongs to me" or "something belongs to someone else."
The only difference is put to use. It is necessary to follow possessive adjectives with a noun in a sentence.
Students with often not be able to tell the difference between a contraction and a possessive but serve a completely different purpose. First off contractions contain an apostrophe. Remind your students that contractions take the place of two distinct words. The best way to check yourself is to see if both words are required, then the contraction fits the sentence. Possession can take on two forms: absolute and weak. The absolute pronoun form does not modify a noun and is thought to be factual. The weak form always follows the noun. Both singular and plural pronouns can be possessive.
Possessive pronouns make it easier to express a noun's ownership by replacing it. They are also called independent possessive pronouns because they are used without a noun in a sentence.
Take a look at the following sentence, which does not contain a possessive pronoun, to have a better idea of how these types of words can make things easier to comprehend and more precise:
Example: Johnny's sports bag is heavier than my sports bag.
The word "sports bag" is used twice and sounds repetitive. If we write this sentence with a possessive pronoun, it will simplify things.
Example: Johnny's sports bag is heavier than mine.
Here are some more examples to give you a bit of practice with:
Example: My laptop is dead, and I need to work, pass me yours.
"Yours" is a possessive pronoun here.
Example: Aryan has better handwriting than mine.
"Mine" is the term of interest here.
Example: The boat near the shore is ours.
"Ours" is the term that serves this purpose here.
Example: My fork fell; pass me yours.
"Yours" is the word getting it done here.
As you can see from the above examples, possessive pronouns usually come at the end of a sentence.
Possessive adjectives can also identify who or what owns a given object. In contrast to possessive pronouns, which take the place of nouns, these types of words appear before nouns to serve as modifiers. In the same way that the pronoun form can be used to simplify sentences, the adjective form can do the same. To understand what is meant by that, let's look at an example that doesn't have any possessive adjective.
Example: Sarah is proud of Sarah's result.
Sarah here is used twice, which makes the sentence sounds a bit clunky; as a result, bow let us see an example where a possessive adjective is being used; for simplification, let us modify the already given example.
Example: Sarah is proud of her result.
We can see the modification and simplification of the sentence through a possessive adjective. Let us consider a few more examples.
Example: Her book is new.
"Her" is a possessive adjective here.
Example: Their house looks like a mansion.
"Their" is the culprit here.
Example: Our dinner is cold.
"Our" is the one getting it done here.
Example: Could you bring her lunch out to her?
"Her" is the word that serves this purpose.
Example: I would have entered your class, but I saw the lecture was already over.
"Your" is the one getting it done here.
The above examples show that the possessive adjective requires a noun after completing the sentence; it also simplifies the sentence.
A common mistake of using an apostrophe:
People commonly mistake putting an apostrophe in possessive pronouns and adjectives.
Example: My charger is not working; pass me yours.
Here, "your's" is incorrect since it means "you are"
Let us consider another example.
Example: Don't judge a book by its cover.
Here "it's" is incorrect since it means "it is."
Using an apostrophe changes the sentence and makes it incorrect in this case, so remember these forms of words. Never use apostrophes.
Possessive pronouns play an essential role in English to help us understand the sentences more accurately.