Possessive adjectives: my, your, his, her, its, our and their
We use possessive adjectives to show who owns or “possesses” something.
The possessive adjectives are:
my, your, his, her, its, our and their
My – This is my car.
His – his name is Bill.
Her – Her name is Caren.
Its – The dog is liking its paw.
Our – We purchased our house.
Your – Your dress is lovely.
Their – We enjoyed our lesson.
There is no apostrophe (‘) in the possessive adjective “its“. We use an apostrophe to write the short form of “it is” or “it has”.
it’s raining = it is raining
it’s finished = it has finished
I’m taking my dog to the vet. It’s broken its leg.
your is a possessive adjective
you’re is not. It means “you are”.
its is a possessive adjective
it’s is not a possessive adjective. It means “it is OR it has”
there is a possessive adjective
they’re is not. It means “they are”
whose is a possessive adjective
who’s is not. It means “who is OR who has”
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