Possessive Case

Possessive Case

Possessive Case




First Person



Second Person



Third Person

his, hers, it


Possessive pronouns express belongingness. Use possessive pronouns when you are talking about the same type of thing that has been mentioned but want to indicate that it belongs to someone else.


A friend of yours called yesterday.

The pen on the cupboard is mine not yours.

My mother cooks better than hers.

The solution to our problem was different from theirs.

Please Note:

No possessive pronoun has an apostrophe. The following are un-English:

ours’, your’s, his’ theirs’

[Attributions and Licenses]

This is a lesson from the tutorial, English Language Structure and you are encouraged to log in or register, so that you can track your progress.

Log In

Brought to you with support from

Olasunkanmi Opeifa

English language tutor, edupreneur, writer, speaker, proofreader, poet. Find out about my book here. For my book or other services, contact: +2348131086071, +2348087011175

Ask Question, Post Comment, Tip or Contribution

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!