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( 10)  POSSESSION

There are three kinds of Possession: Possessive Nouns, Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns.

 

  • Possessive Nouns

Nouns that show possession are called Possessive Nouns. Possessive Nouns are formed:

 

  • 1. By adding an apostrophe (‘s) to singular nouns and plural nouns not ending in s;

Example: my father's car; the children's toys

 

  • 2. By adding an apostrophe () to plural nouns ending in s;

Example: the boys' bicycles

 

  • 3. By using ‘of the' with names of non-living things.

Example: the roof of the house.

 

  • Possessive Adjectives

Adjectives that show possession are called Possessive Adjectives. Adjectives such as ‘my' and ‘his' are used before nouns such as ‘school' and ‘bicycle' to show possession. Such adjectives are examples of Possessive Adjectives.

Example: ‘This is my school' and ‘That is his bicycle'.

 

Possessive Adjectives

Singular

Plural

First Person

my

our

Second Person

your

your

Third Person

his

her

its

their

their

their

 

  • Possessive Pronouns

Pronouns that show possession are called Possessive Pronouns. Words like ‘mine' and ‘yours' are pronouns and as they show possession, they are known as Possessive Pronouns.

Example: ‘This is my car. It is mine' and ‘That is your van. It is yours'.

 

Possessive Pronouns

Singular

Plural

First Person

Mine

Ours

Second Person

Yours

Yours

Third Person

His

Hers

Its

Theirs

Theirs

Theirs

 
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