Possessive Pronouns

A possessive pronoun is a word that replaces a noun or noun phrase and shows ownership. The possessive pronouns are:

  • mine
  • yours
  • his
  • hers
  • ours
  • theirs

As in these examples:

  • Your painting is good, but hers is better.
    (possessive pronoun/hers – replaces her painting)
  • This house is ours.
    (possessive pronoun/ours – replaces our boat)
  • Theirs is the car at the end.
    (possessive pronoun/theirs – replaces their car)