What Are Possessive Personal Pronouns? (with Examples)

Our most common search themes:
apostrophe
semicolon
adjective
verb


What Are Possessive Personal Pronouns? (with Examples)

The possessive personal pronouns are mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, and theirs. They are also known as absolute possessives.

Examples of Possessive Personal Pronouns

Here are some examples of absolute possessive pronouns:
  • Yours were in the cupboard.
  • Build your reputation by helping other people build theirs. (Anthony J D'Angelo)
  • We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. (Evelyn Waugh, 1903-1966)
Interactive example:
 
If hers were lost, she'd take yours. [show me the absolute possessives]
 
 
NO APOSTROPHE

Do not put an apostrophe in a possessive personal pronoun.
  • These are their's.
  • Your's are bigger than our's.
  • Yours are bigger than ours.


More Free Help...

All the lessons and tests on Grammar Monster are free. Here's some more free help:

Follow Us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Facebook
by Craig Shrives Follow us on Google+
mail tip Sign up for our daily tip emails
Chat about grammar Ask a grammar question
Search Search this site

Buy Some Help...

Too busy to read everything on Grammar Monster? Here are the paid services we recommend to learn grammar and to keep your writing error free:

Paste your text into Grammarly's online interface for corrections and recommendations. (Free trial available)

Press F2 while using Word, PowerPoint, etc., for corrections and recommendations. (Free trial available)

Send your text to a trained editor and grammar geek for checking. (Free trial available)

Learn English (or another language) with a state-of-the-art program. (Free trial available)

Buy Our Book...

Buy "Grammar Rules: Writing with Military Precision" by Craig Shrives (founder of Grammar Monster).


More info...