Possessive Adjectives

he adjectives are determiners that can be placed in two different positions within a sentence to modify or describe a person or a thing.

The possessive adjectives express the belonging of something to a person or an animal. We distinguish them by number and gender.

The possessive adjectives are: my, your, his, her, its, our, your and their.

For example:
— “It is not her sandwich, it’s my sandwich.” = Her/my describe another element in the sentence (they are possessive adjectives).
♦ “It is not her sandwich, it’s mine.” = Mine replaces another element in the sentence (it is a possessive pronoun).

NOTE: We don’t use determiners before possessive adjectives, because they are already a kind of determiners.

Exercises