What is possessive adjective with example?

A possessive adjective is an adjective that modifies a noun by identifying who has ownership or possession of it. For example, in the sentence Andrew lost his keys the word his is a possessive adjective that indicates the keys belong to Andrew.

Which sentence has a possessive adjective?

Possessive Adjectives Chart

Subject Pronouns Possessive Adjectives
I I play basketball. This is my sister.
You You are a student. Wash your hands.
He He is very nice. This is his car.
She She is an engineer. The pencil is her pencil.

What is a possessive word?

A possessive noun is a noun that possesses something—i.e., it has something. In most cases, a possessive noun is formed by adding an apostrophe +s to the noun, or if the noun is plural and already ends in s, only an apostrophe needs to be added.

What is possessive adjectives for kids?

The possessive adjectives are my, your, his, her, its, our, their, and whose. A possessive adjective sits before a noun (or a pronoun) to show who or what owns it.

How do you teach possessives?

  1. Teach the possessive apostrophe rule: “If a noun is plural and ends in s, then add an apostrophe to the end; otherwise, add apostrophe then an s.” This sounds a bit awkward at first, but it always works.
  2. Apply the rule to each sentence.
  3. Practice until the kids can repeat the rule aloud on their own.

What is the difference between possessive adjective and possessive pronoun?

Possessive adjectives describe and modify its preceding noun and indicate the ownership. Possessive pronouns are used to replace a noun or a noun phrase. This is the main difference between a possessive pronoun and possessive adjective.

What are possessive pronouns and adjectives?

Possessive adjectives are words like my, your, our, his, her, its and their. They are used before nouns. Possessive pronouns are words like mine, yours, ours, his, hers and theirs. They are used alone.