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Spike

Possessive Pronouns

Spike

Pronouns are words that are used in place of nouns or noun phrases.

Possessive pronouns are used to show ownership.

Stevo
Spike

Examples are mine, yours, his, hers, their, ours and its.

"Its" doesn’t require a possessive apostrophe.

Remember, when possessive words are used as determiners, they often change their form.

Stevo

Your Turn…

1. What is a possessive pronoun?
A doing word
A describing word
A word that can be used to show ownership

2. How could we divide pronouns?
Into first, second and third person
Into slices
Into odd and even numbers

3. Which group of words are common possessive pronouns?
Mine, yours, his
Bricks, mortar, wood
My, your, some

4. Which of the following can be confused with possessive pronouns?
Possessive determiners
Possessive apostrophes
Possessive people

5. Which of the following is a possessive pronoun?
It's
Its
Television

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