In order to understand the “Possessive Adjectives” better, lets take a look at possessive pronouns;

1. A possessive case form of possessive pronouns using “mine, yours, his, hers, its / ours, yours, theirs” to show ownership without having to use apostrophe.

Example: These books are mine and those are his.

2. A possessive adjective case form of possessive pronouns using “my, your, his, her, its / our, your, their”. This is used as a possessor but this can act as a pronoun or a predicate adjective.

Example: These are my books and those are yours.
(here “my” acts somewhat like an adjective to “books”.)

Possessive Adjectives

Lets take a look at possessive adjective case form of possessive pronoun (my, your, his, her, its / our, your, their). They are actually identical to the possessive adjective but here it is used as an adjective to modify a noun or noun phrase.

Examples:

  • We are unable to finish our project due to insufficient time given.
  • Where is your daily action list.
  • The shop has a wide selection of its famous kids wear.
  • After a while, she stopped crying for her lost dog.
  • He lost his way going to work.

Notice “project”, “daily action list”, “famous kids wear”, “lost dog”, “way” are nouns or noun phrases and “our”, “your”, “its”, “her”, “his” act as possessive adjectives to the nouns and noun phrases.

Hold on to your good friends

 

 

Hold on to your good friends, they are few and far between