Pronouns 02
Our washing machine needs repairing; so does theirs.

Pronouns 02

There are also possessive pronouns in English. Possessive means belonging to, such as 'her computer'. 'My'/'ours'/'his'/'theirs' are also (possessive = belonging to) pronouns.

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  1. Try and find all the pronouns in the following sentence.
    Don't take your old book home; take your new one.
    'Your' = belonging to you = possessive pronoun
  2. Try and find all the pronouns in the following sentence.
    Our washing machine needs repairing; so does theirs.
    'Theirs' never needs an apostrophe!
  3. Try and find all the pronouns in the following sentence.
    We have our essays; have you seen theirs anywhere?
    'Theirs' never needs an apostrophe!
  4. Try and find all the pronouns in the following sentence.
    She celebrated her birthday with her family and friends.
    'Her' = belonging to her = possessive pronoun
  5. Try and find all the pronouns in the following sentence.
    His lunch and her book are in my rucksack.
    'My' = belonging to me = possessive pronoun
  6. Try and find all the pronouns in the following sentence.
    Your car is a newer model than his car.
    'His' = belonging to him = possessive pronoun
  7. Try and find all the pronouns in the following sentence.
    A van delivered their shopping but not yours.
    'Van' and 'shopping' are nouns
  8. Try and find all the pronouns in the following sentence.
    Our football match is cancelled; their sports field is wet.
    'Their' = belonging to them = possessive pronoun
  9. Try and find all the pronouns in the following sentence.
    Tell them that their tickets are at the reception.
    'Them' personal pronoun; 'their' possessive pronoun
  10. Try and find all the pronouns in the following sentence.
    Is there a dog in your garden? Ours has escaped!
    'Ours' never needs an apostrophe!

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