Possessive Adjectives

We use possessives to show that a noun belongs to another noun.

We can make a possessive by using an apostrophe + s in front of the noun or we can use a possessive adjective in front of the noun.

For example, in this photograph, the girl has a purple shirt. The girl’s shirt is purple. Her shirt is purple.

The boy also has a shirt. The boy’s shirt is yellow. His shirt is yellow.

The two children have faces. The children’s faces look angry. Their faces look angry.

In this photograph, I see a steer. The steer has horns. The steer’s horns are very long and pointy. Its horns are very long and pointy. The steer also has a hide. The steer’s hide is brown and white. Its hide is brown and white.

Now you try. The answers are below.

 The little boy has hair. The _____________ hair is messy. ____________ hair is messy.

 The girl has a medal. The ________________ medal is gold. _________ medal is gold.

 The people have uniforms. The _____________ uniforms are yellow and black. ___________ uniforms are yellow and black.

 The alarm clock has two bells. The ___________bells are white. _______ bells are white.


Answers:

  1. little boy’s / His
  2. girl’s / Her
  3. people’s / Their
  4. alarm clock’s / Its

 

 

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