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Possessives by Mind Map: Possessives

1. Possessives Pronouns

1.1. Possessives pronouns show that something belongs to someone.

1.1.1. Possessives pronoun Mine/ Yours Ours Theirs His/ Hers/ Its

1.2. Possessive pronouns are never spelled with apostrophes.

1.3. Show possession of a noun.

1.4. Examples:

1.4.1. The kids are yours and mine.

1.4.2. The ring is hers.

1.4.3. We shall finally have what is rightfully ours.

1.4.4. The cat is yours.

2. Possessives Adjectives

2.1. The possessive adjective needs to agree with the possessor and not with the thing that is possessed.

2.1.1. Possesives Adjectives My/Your Their Our Her/His/It

2.2. They are always located directly in front of the noun they refer to. (Possessive Adjective + Noun)

2.3. Not include an S to the adjective when the noun is plural like in many other languages.

2.4. Examples

2.4.1. My cats are white.

2.4.2. Girls, can you write your phone numbers on the list?

2.4.3. Harry lives in Paris, his house is near the Eiffel tower

2.4.4. The dog always moves its tail, when it sees its owner

3. To refer to possessions and to the indicate ownership