Adjectives are those words which describe nouns or pronouns. Possessive Adjectives are one among seven types of Adjectives.
The words possess in Possessive means to indicate ownership, therefore Possessive Adjectives can be understood as those Adjectives which express ownership or possession. Possessive Adjectives modify the nouns following them in order to show possession/ownership.
Examples of Possessive Adjectives
All the Possessive Adjectives for different forms of subjects are given below with examples.
|I||First Person||both male and female||Singular||
|we||First Person||both male and female||Plural||
|you||Second Person||both male and female||Singular||
|you||Second Person||both male and female||Plural||
|he||Third Person||only male||Singular||
|she||Third Person||only female||Singular||
|it||Third Person||animals and non-living things(neuter)||Singular||
|they||Third Person||male, female and neuter||Plural||
|who||Third Person||both male and female||Plural||
- Possessive forms of Subjects like 'it' is often confused with It's. It's is a contraction of it is. Contraction is reduction in size.
- Do not get confused, Possessive Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives are completely different. Possessive Pronouns replace nouns whereas Possessive Adjectives show ownership.