Possessive Adjective: Definition, Examples & List

Possessive Adjective

Possessive Adjective is placed before a noun or a pronoun in a sentence to express the ownership. A possessive adjective is also called a possessive determiner. It does not contain any apostrophes.

As the possession is already embedded in the word of a possessive adjective, which does not show any need to punctuate for showing the possession. These adjectives act as modifiers that demonstrate the ownership of a noun, respectively.

Possessive adjectives also function like possessive pronouns.

Examples of possessive adjectives

  1. This is my Guest House.
  2. My computer is working in better condition.
  3. Those books are mine.
  4. This is our mistake.
  5. Whose car keys are missing?
  6. You can sing a song in my Orchestra.
  7. You can take his bike to work.
  8. Can I borrow your pen to write an exam?
  9. This is her house.
  10. That wallet is his.
  11. Their black Mercedes Benz car looks more attractive than this one.
  12. Whose father is an Ex-Army man?
  13. Is this your car?
  14. Both sisters have their own cupboard for clothes.
  15. He is coming to meet your father.
  16. She is trying to escape from her home.
  17. This apartment is all yours.
  18. Whose flower shop is situated near the traffic signal?
  19. She can park her car in my garage.
  20. The bike has lost its wheels.

List of Possessive adjectives

  • My
  • Mine 
  • Ours
  • Your
  • Yours
  • His
  • Hers
  • Its
  • Their
  • Theirs
  • Whose
possessive adjective