2 Objective To identify possessive pronouns To use possessive pronouns correctlyTo distinguish between the contraction for it is (it’s) and the possessive pronoun itsCCSS – 6.L.1
3 We know that a pronouns refers to an antecedent that is a noun. A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who or what has something.A possessive pronoun owns something.Willie plays with his toys.However, Rickie thinks those toys are his.
4 There are two kinds of possessive pronouns: Before a nounStands aloneWillie plays with his toys.However, Rickie thinks those toys are his.
5 These are all the possessive pronouns. Before a Noun: my ouryour yourher, his, its theirUsed Alone: mine oursyours yourshers, his, its theirsThey are on page 367 in your grade 6 text.
6 Unlike possessive nouns, possessive pronouns never have an apostrophe. A possessive noun – Willie’s – has an apostrophe.A possessive pronoun does not - hers.That sleeping spot is Willie’s.That sleeping spot is his.His sleeping spot is over there.
7 The desk has its chair with it. Be especially careful with its. Its is the possessive pronoun. It’s is the contraction for it is.Possessive pronounThe desk has its chair with it.ContractionIt’s right there next to the desk.ContractionPossessive pronounIt’s good that it’s with its desk.
8 The things in the garage sale are ours. My old Batman comic book sold for five dollars.Deciding on prices is her job; mine is to give change.Their offer for his old bike was too low.But that ugly painting is now theirs.My coat is beside hers on the rack; those coats are not for sale.You may use my pen if you have lost yours.Exercises in English. Loyola Press
9 HomeworkUsing the MEL-Con format, write a 5 sentence paragraph based on the following prompt:Imagine that you and your friend are dressed similarly for a costume party, but there are some differences in your clothes and makeup. Compare his/hers with yours using possessive pronouns.