Possessives exercise

February 25, 2012pdf

The possessive has two forms:

The forms my, your, our, his, her and their are called possessive adjectives. They go before nouns.

The forms mine, yours, ours, his, hers and theirs are called possessive pronouns. They can stand alone.

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the possessive.

1. This is my car. Where is ………………………? (your / yours)

2. This piece of land is……………………. (my / mine). Have you got any land of ……………………. own? (your / yours)

3. ……………………. car (my / mine) is quite fast. What about ……………………. (your / yours)?

4. This is …………………. ticket (my / mine). Could you show me ……………………….. (your / yours)?

5. My hair is black. …………………. (her / hers) is gray.

6. ……………………. (our / ours) daughter is prettier than ……………………. (their / theirs)

7. …………………… (her / hers) new car is faster than …………………….. (my / mine)

Answers

1. Where is yours?

2. This piece of land is mine. Have you got any land of your own?

3. My car is quite fast. What about yours?

4. This is my ticket. Could you show me yours?

5. My hair is black. Hers is gray.

6. Our daughter is prettier than theirs.

7. Her new car is faster than mine.

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