Possessive pronouns are those designating possession. They may also be used as substitutes for noun phrases, and they are typically found at the end of a sentence or clause. There are only a few possessive pronouns in the English language, and there are only two specific rules for using them correctly. Keep these rules in mind when using possessive pronouns, and you’ll discover that writing properly is easier.
A possessive pronoun is used to avoid repeating information that has already been made clear. These useful pronouns make sentences less confusing, as you'll see when you read the following sentences containing examples of possessive pronouns.
The following sets of sentences illustrate how possessive pronouns provide clarity. Possessive pronoun examples are italicized.
Possessive pronouns are often accompanied by common nouns. The following are some examples of common nouns that are frequently used in the same sentences as possessive pronouns.
In the following example sentences, the common noun is in bold, and the possessive pronoun is in italics.