Possessives Pronouns

Possessives Pronouns
Possessives Pronouns

Possessives: pronouns

Level: beginner

Subject Object Possessive adjective Possessive pronoun
I me  my mine
you you your yours
he him  his his
she her  her hers
it it its
we us  our ours
they them  their theirs

 

Be careful!
Possessive pronouns do not have an apostrophe:

Is that car yours/hers/ours/theirs?
(NOT Is that car your’s/her’s/our’s/their’s?)

We can use a possessive pronoun instead of a full noun phrase to avoid repeating words:

Is that John’s car?
No, it’s mine.
 (NOT No, it’s [my car].)

Whose coat is this?
Is it yours? (NOT Is it [your coat]?)

Her coat is grey.
Mine is brown. (NOT [My coat] is brown.)

Level: intermediate

We can use possessive pronouns and nouns after of. We can say:

Susan is one of my friends. > Susan is a friend of mine.
(NOT Susan is a friend of me.)

I am one of Susan’s friends. > I am a friend of Susan’s.
(NOT I am a friend of Susan.)

Write the correct words so that the second sentence means the same as the first. Use ‘of’ and a possessive pronoun.

6 items remaining

1.

This is Rachel. She’s one of my colleagues.
= This is Rachel. She’s a colleague

.

2.

That’s Mauro. He’s one of our friends.
= That’s Mauro. He’s a friend

.

3.

I’m Alex. I’m one of your students.
= I’m Alex. I’m a

.

4.

Who’s that lady next to Howard ? Is she one of his aunts?
= Who’s that lady next to Howard? Is she

?

5.

How do you know Karolina? Are you one of her classmates?
= How do you know Karolina? Are you

?

6.

You look like Ben and Matthew. Are you one of their relatives?
= You look like Ben and Matthew. Are you

?

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