We use possessive adjectives to show who owns or "possesses" something
|Personal Pronouns||Possessive adjectives
|I||My||My cousin is from Czech Republic|
|You||Your||Your brother and I are good friends.|
|He||His||His grandpa is very old. I think he is 89 years old|
|She||Her||Her husband is an important businessman.|
|It||Its||Its design is very modern|
|We||Our||Our family meet every Christmas eve.|
|You||Your||Your parents are stricter than mine.|
|They||Their||Their names are Phillip and Mary.|
When we want to show that something belongs to somebody or something, we usually add 's to a noun:
My brother’s house is wonderful.
My boyfriend’s mother is my mother in law.
They are my parent’s friends.
- Use ‘s with a person to talk about relatives and possessions. Ex: Patrick’s mother NOT:The mother of Patrick.
- Use just the apostrophe when the word ends in s. (regular plural people) Ex: They are my parents’ friends. NOT: They’re my parent’s friends.
- Don’t use ‘s with things. Ex: The end of the film NOT: the film’s end.
- Be careful with the possessive ‘s and the verb to be ‘s. Ex: Mary’s mother. (possessive) – Maria’s Spanish. (verb to be)