English/Parts of Speech/Pronouns/Possessive Pronouns

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Possessive pronouns are used to describe who 'owns' something.


1) This is our house

2) This is ours


In the first sentence we use a possessive adjective (our) and a noun (house). In the second sentence we use a possessive pronoun (ours) instead of the adjective and noun. Possessive pronouns are used frequently in English.

The most common possessive pronouns are mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours and theirs.