Last Updated : 27 Dec 2018

PERSONAL PRONOUN

Definition :
Personal Pronouns which stand for the names of persons. They take the place of nouns and are used as the subject of the verb in a sentence.

Personal pronouns have three persons such as : First person; Second Person; Third Person.

 

First Person (Masculine or Feminine)

SingularPlural
IWe
MyOur
MineOurs
MeUs

e.g.

I got a free pass. My aim is high.
Rosy is the daughter of mine. He called me yesterday.
He is my father. We are busy now.
We love our country. These books are ours.
Teachers like us Our religion is English

Second Person (Masculine or Feminine)

e.g.

SingularPlural
YouYou
YourYours

thou, thy, thine, thee, ye are also Second Person. These are archaic and used in poetry or when referring to God, the angels, etc.

 

e.g.

You are a good boyYou are a student
You are my bossYou did not offend
You are always lazyI called you many times
You could have informed meWhere are you now?
Where is your house?This watch is yours
This is your gardenYour team is very brilliant

Third Person (Masculine or Feminine)

e.g.

SingularExamples
HeHe is my brother
HisHis name is Robert
HimI gave him a pen
SheShe is very beautiful
herHer name is Rosy
hersThis house is hers
itIt is my pet dog
itsIts name is Simba
PluralExamples
theyThey are playing football
theirTheir house is neat at Car street
theirsThis field is theirs
themWe can no call them loudly

Possessive Pronoun

Definition :
Possessive Pronoun stands for the possessive noun of the personal pronoun. These pronouns are used to talk about things that belong to people. The words mine, yours, his, hers, ours and theirs are possessive pronouns.
Singular Personal PronounPossessive Pronoun
I, memine
youyours
he, himhis
she herhers
Plural Personal PronounPossessive Pronoun
we, usours
youyours
they, themtheirs

Different Between Possessive Adjective and Possessive Pronoun

Read the following sentences:

Possessive AdjectivePossessive Pronoun
This is my cellphoneThis cellphone is mine.
This is your cellphoneThat cellphone is yours.
This is her cellphoneThis cellphone is hers.
This is his cellphoneThat cellphone is his
This is our carThis car is ours
That is their carThat car is theirs
The dog lost its tail(‘Its’, as a possessive pronoun hardly ever occurs.)

 

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