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5-10 Pronouns - Possessive Case

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Personal Pronouns are very useful in making sentences shorter.  However, how do you know what pronoun to use?  The personal pronoun must agree with the CASE, GENDER, and NUMBER.

Agreement in Case - Possessive Case

Possessive case refers to pronouns that replace nouns that show possession in a sentence.  Mine, ours, yours, his, hers, and its are examples of pronouns that are possessive case pronouns.

Bob's trip is as unbelievable as yours.

Yours can be replaced with ours, his, hers, and mine.  We can replace Bob's story with a possessive pronoun that comes before a noun as in; my, our, your, his, her, or its.

My trip is as unbelievable as yours.

My is a possessive pronoun in the above sentence, but it does not stand alone.  It modifies the noun trip, as an adjective would modify a noun.  My, our, your, and her always come before the noun they possess.  His and its can stand alone.

 

Identify the possessive case pronouns below.

The bat looks like mine.
Possessive pronoun

Your book is lost.
Possessive pronoun

The house on 2nd Street looks like ours.
Possessive pronoun

My bike is red and white.
Possessive pronoun

The calf is as big as its mother is.
Possessive pronoun

Her life is in danger.
Possessive pronoun

Its leg is broken.
Possessive pronoun

The adventure John talks of is as wonderful as hers is.
Possessive pronoun

Our boat thrashed through the waves during the storm.
Possessive pronoun

His farm is located 10 miles from Smallville.
Possessive pronoun

Pick your book up and give Jared his.
Possessive pronoun ,

Where did Scott put yours?
Possessive pronoun

 

 

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Possesive Pronouns