11.4 Possessive Pronouns Objective: -To identify possessive pronouns and use them correctly -To distinguish between the contraction for it is (it’s) and the possessive pronoun (its)
Possessive Pronouns • A pronoun that shows who or what has something. • Shows what has ownership. Jake’s story is famous. His story is famous. This story is Peggy’s. This story is hers.
Possessive Pronouns used before Nouns • My Mydog is fast. (Whose dog…My) • Your Yourcar is black. (Whose car…Your) • His Hisjacket is big. (Whose jacket…His) • Her Herbook is good. (Whose book…Her) • Its Itsleg is thin.(spider)(Whose leg…Its) • Our Ourfamily is large.(Whose family..Our) • Their Theirjob is stressful.(Whose job..Their)
Possessive Pronouns Used Alone • Mine The candy is mine. • Yours The jacket is yours. • His The story is his. • Hers The story is hers. • Its • Ours The car is ours. • Theirs The book is theirs.
Notes • Possessive pronouns are not written with apostrophes!
It’s and Its • Its main character is a boy. (Possessive pronoun) • It’s about adventure. (Contraction for it is)