What Are Possessive Adjectives?

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What Are Possessive Adjectives?

The possessive adjectives are: Possessive adjectives are used to indicate who (or what) owns something.

Examples of Possessive Adjectives

Here are some possessive adjectives in sentences:

Possessive Adjectives Are a Type of Pronoun

A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun. As possessive adjectives replace nouns, they are classified as pronouns. For this reason, they are also called possessive pronouns. The term possessive pronoun covers all the pronouns that demonstrate ownership. Look at these examples:
IT'S IS NOT A POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE

There is no apostrophe in the possessive adjective its.

Its has nothing to do with it's, which is a contraction of it is or it has.

Read more about its and it's.

YOU'RE IS NOT A POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE

There is no apostrophe in the possessive adjective your.

Your has nothing to do with you're, which is a contraction of you are.

Read more about your and you're.

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What are possessive pronouns? What are absolute possessive pronouns? What are adjectives? What are nouns? What are pronouns? Indefinite adjectives Interrogative adjectives Predicate adjectives Glossary of grammatical terms