Possessive Pronouns Examples

Possessive Pronouns

Pronouns are words that take the place of a noun. They are helpful so that the writer does not have to repeatedly use the noun to refer to the person, place, thing, or idea.

Possessive pronouns show possession-they refer to things that belong to a specific person, place, or thing.

Examples of Possessive Pronouns:

Possessive Pronouns:

My, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, their, theirs

Notice how possessive pronouns are useful when they replace the noun in these sentences.

1. Jennifer left Jennifer's phone on the bus. If you find a phone, it is probably Jennifer's.

With possessive pronouns: Jennifer left her phone on the bus. If you find a phone, it is probably hers.

Examples of Possessive Pronouns in Sentences

1. My dog is a golden retriever, and he stays in the house most of the time.
2. I think that blue sweater in the lost and found is mine.
3. Did you remember to put your homework in your backpack?
4. Mrs. Johnson thinks that the paper with no name on it is yours.
5. Chris left his football cleats at home today.
6. Please give Miranda back her pencil with the blue stars.
7. The dog buried its bone in the backyard.
8. The bush growing near the door has outgrown its space.
9. Will you be coming to our house for Thanksgiving dinner?
10. The cheerleaders have worked really hard on their routine this year.
11. Can you ask Jill and Mark if this casserole dish is theirs?
12. Victory is ours!
13. Lisa needs to ask her mom before she lets us know if she can come to our party.
14. Tell Jeff that he needs to leave if he doesn't want to be late to his appointment.
15. The baby has lost its stuffed animal.

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