Possessive Pronouns Exercises (With Printable PDF)

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Often confused with possessive adjectives, possessive pronouns are designed to express ownership without repeating the noun. They are a common part of English grammar and can help enhance one’s vocabulary. I made some possessive pronoun exercises to show you specific situations on when and how to use them.

What Are Possessive Pronouns?

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Possessive pronouns are pronouns used to express ownership. In English grammar, there are eight possessive pronouns: mine, yours, his, hers, its, theirs (which can be used for singular and plural), ours, yours, and theirs.

As opposed to possessive adjectives, which always go before a noun, possessive pronouns are used to replace the noun and have a standalone structure. For example:

  • Possessive adjective: Your dog kept me up all night.
  • Possessive pronoun: There’s a red car parked outside. Is it yours?

3 Possessive Pronouns Exercises

Possessive Pronouns Exercise #1

Possessive Pronouns Exercise #1

Read the following ten sentences and write down all the possessive pronouns you can find. Write “none” if there’s no possessive pronoun in the sentence.
Example: The red bag on top of the table is mine.
Answer: mine

Possessive Pronouns Exercise #2

Possessive Pronouns Exercise #2

Fill in the blanks below with the proper possessive pronoun.
Example: The red bag on top of the table is _________.
Answer: mine

Possessive Pronouns Exercise #3

Possessive Pronouns Exercise #3

Choose the correct answer.

Their school project deserved a high grade. _____ could have been better.
I told him that if he ever betrayed me, he would be no brother of ______.
I miss you a lot! Much love to you and _____.
My sister accidentally took my laptop yesterday, so I took ______.
I trust my driving skills. I just don’t trust _____.
My knowledge of English grammar is less deep than _____.
Is this jacket ______?
He bought that smartphone from me. It’s not _____ anymore.
My paper was just as good as _______.
Your cherry pie was good, but I like ____ a lot more.