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Possessive Adjectives

Grade 9
Sep 5, 2022

Adjectives describe or modify nouns and pronouns.  

The motive of an adjective is to describe a noun or pronoun and provide more information about it.  

  • Possessive adjectives show ownership or relationship. 
  • Possessive adjectives, also known as possessive determiners, indicate whom an item belongs to. 
  • Possessive adjectives take the place of the definite article the, and state whom or what an item belongs to. 
  • The possessive adjectives are my, your, his, her, its, our, their, and whose.  
  • Possessive determiners are generally placed in front of the noun they modify. 
  • If the noun is modified by one or more other determiners, the possessive determiner is placed first. 
  • Possessive determiner corresponds with each personal pronoun. 
  • Possessive determiners are generally confused with possessive personal pronouns (mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs). 


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