5-3 Possessive Pronouns

A Possessive pronoun shows ownership or relationship. Some possessive pronouns come before nouns. The  possessive pronouns in the box below must be used before a noun.

Example 1:

                            This is Jill's book.

                                      This is her book

                             The Smiths' dog is very playful.

                               Their dog is very playful.

                                 Some possessive pronouns are used in place of possessive nouns.

Example 2:   This book is Jill's.

                         This book is hers.

                         The playful dog is the Smiths'.

                          The playful dog is theirs.