Learn About Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives

chart of pronouns and possessive forms
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Pronouns include subject pronouns, object pronouns, and possessive pronouns. These are used to replace nouns in sentences. It is also important to learn possessive adjectives when learning these forms. Use the chart below and then study the example sentences chart. Finally, you can practice what you've learned by taking the quizzes below.

Pronouns and Possessive Forms

Subject PronounsObject PronounsPossessive AdjectivesPossessive Pronouns
Imemymine
youyouyouryours
hehimhishis
sheherherhers
ititits----
weusourours
youyouyouryours
theythemtheirtheirs

Example Sentences: Subject and Object Pronouns

Subject PronounsExampleObject PronounsExample
II work in Portland.meShe gave me the book.
youYou like listening to music.youPeter bought you a present.
heHe lives in Seattle.himShe told him the secret.
sheShe went on vacation last week.herI asked her to come with me.
itIt seems hot today!itJack gave it to Alice.
weWe enjoy playing golf.usThe teacher taught us French.
youYou can come to the party.youI passed out the books to you last week.
theyThey are students at this school.themThe state provided them with insurance.

Example Sentences: Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns

Possessive AdjectivesExamplePossessive PronounsExample
myThat is my house.mineThat car is mine.
yourYour subject is English.yoursThat book is yours.
hisHis wife is from Italy.hisThat dog over there is his.
herHer name is Christa.hersThat house is hers.
itsIts color is black.
ourOur car is very old.oursThat poster on the wall is ours.
yourI have your tests corrected for you today.yoursThe responsibility is all yours.
theirIt's difficult to understand their meaning.theirsThe house on the corner is theirs.

Quiz

Choose the best option to fill in the blanks below, using the correct form as a substitute for the word(s) in parentheses.

1. __________ works at the National Bank. (Mary)

2. Please give __________ the book. (Peter)

3. That's __________ book on the table. (I)

4. The book is __________. (John)

5. __________ enjoy watching movies on Friday evenings. (My brother and I)

6. I enjoyed listening to __________ last week. (the song)

7. Alison asked __________ questions because they couldn't come. (Mary and Frank)

8. I think __________ idea is crazy! (You)

9. I'm sure it's __________. (the computer that belongs to my sister and me)

10. That dog over there is __________. (Henry)

11. __________ color is red. (The car)

12. Tom gave __________ some advice. (The children, my wife and I)

13. __________ study French at university. (Peter, Anne, and Frank)

14. She ate __________ quickly and left for work. (breakfast)

15. I'd like to hear __________ opinion. (Susan)

16. No, that one is __________. (you)

17. Do you hear the telephone? I think it's __________. (my telephone)

18. Would you like to buy __________ cookies? (My friends and I)

19. No, that one is __________. (you)

20. She works for __________ company. (John)

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