Presentation on theme: "A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who or what has something. possessowns A possessive pronoun owns something. We know that a pronouns take."— Presentation transcript:
A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who or what has something. possessowns A possessive pronoun owns something. We know that a pronouns take the place of a noun. Roxie plays with her toys. However, Zucca thinks those toys are his.
There are two kinds of possessive pronouns: Before a noun Stands alone Roxie plays with her toys. However, Tom thinks those toys are his.
Before a Noun: myouryour her, his, itstheir Used Alone:mineoursyours hers, his, itstheirs These are all the possessive pronouns.
A possessive noun – Roxie’s – has an apostrophe. A possessive pronoun does not - hers. Unlike possessive nouns, possessive pronouns never have an apostrophe. That sleeping spot is Roxie’s. That sleeping spot is hers. Her sleeping spot is over there.
Be especially careful with its. Its is the possessive pronoun. It’s is the contraction for it is. The desk has its chair with it. It’s right there next to the desk. It’s good that it’s with its desk. Possessive pronoun Contraction Possessive pronoun
1.The things in the garage sale are ours. 2.My old Batman comic book sold for five dollars. 3.Deciding on prices is her job; mine is to give change. 4.Their offer for his old bike was too low. 5.But that ugly painting is now theirs. 6.My coat is beside hers on the rack; those coats are not for sale. 7.You may use my pen if you have lost yours. Exercises in English. Loyola Press