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English Basics
Volume 3, Number 7, October 19, 1998

Possessive Pronouns as Adjectives

When a pronoun is used to show possession (possessive pronoun) by modifying a noun or pronoun, it functions as an adjective. It tells whose.

There will be one or more pronouns in each sentence. Only one of them will be a possessive pronoun used as an adjective. Underline the possessive pronoun (adjective) that modifies a noun or pronoun in each sentence. After the sentence, write the noun or pronoun that is modified by that adjective. The first three have been done for you.

1. Never take a nap with your pet rattlesnake.rattlesnake
2. Oscar couldn’t find his purple slippers. slippers
3. They know the dog’s name because it is theirs.it
4. Erin was unwelcome at parties after she did her punch bowl dance.
5. Mrs. Jordan liked our humorous play.
6. Its anger was apparent when the monster ate the truck.
7. The fault was ours, but he wouldn’t let us pay.
8. Their silence made us wonder what they knew.
9. My favorite poem was written over 150 years ago.
10. Don’t tell anyone that the painting is mine.
11. Did Mom remember our chopsticks?
12. The face is a mask, but the voice is hers.

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