Pronouns (Subject, Object, Possessive Pronouns) and Possessive Adjectives

Pronouns include subject pronouns, object pronouns and possessive pronouns. These are used to replace nouns in sentences.

It is also important to learn possessive adjectives when learning these forms.

Use the chart below and then study the example sentences chart. Finally, practice by doing the exercises.

 
   

 
   

 
   

Pronouns and Possessive Forms

Example Sentences

  1. works at National Bank. (Mary)
  2. are in the cupboard. (the cups)
  3. lives in Oakland, California. (Derek)
  4. enjoy watching movies on Friday evenings. (My brother and I)
  5. is on the table. (the magazine)
  6. is working at the moment. (Mary)
  7. study French at university. (Peter, Anne and Frank)
  8. are good friends. (Tom and I)
  9. went to school yesterday. (Anna)
  10. think this exercise is difficult. (the students)

Exercise 2

Use a object pronoun as the object in each sentence based on the word(s) in parentheses.

  1. Please givethe book. (Peter)
  2. I boughtlast week. (the car)
  3. Angela visitedtwo months ago. (Mary)
  4. I enjoyed listening tolast week. (the song)
  5. Alexander askedto give the book to him. ( I)
  6. She atequickly and left for work. (breakfast)
  7. I picked
  8. I like reading

up at seven o’clock. (Peter and Jane) before I go to sleep. (magazines)

  1. It’s very difficult to memorize. (the new vocabulary words)
  2. Tom gavesome advice. (my wife and I)

Exercise 3

Use a possessive adjective in the gap in each sentence based on the word(s) in parentheses.

  1. That’s
  2. Peter asked

book on the table. (I)

sister to the dance. (Jane)

  1. We boughtbook last week. (Alex Smith)
  2. color is red. (The car)
  3. Would you like to buycookies? (My friends and I)
  4. Peter picked uplunch and left for school. (Peter)
  5. Alison askedquestions because they couldn’t come. (Mary and Frank)
  6. I thinkidea is crazy! (You)
  7. I’d like to hearopinion. (Susan)
  8. She works forcompany. (John)

Exercise 4

Use a possessive pronoun in the gap in each sentence based on the word(s) in parentheses.

  1. The book is. (John)
  2. I think we should go in. (The boy’s car)
  3. That house is. (Kathy)
  4. Do you hear the telephone? I think it’s. (my telephone)
  5. I’m sure it’s. (the computer that belongs to my sister and me)
  6. Look at that car. It’s. (Mary and Peter)
  7. That dog over there is. (Henry)
  8. Those bicycles are. (Jack and Peter)
  9. No, that one is. (you)
  10. Yes, that one is. (I)

Go to the next page for the answers to these exercises.

  1. She works at National Bank. (Mary)
  2. They are in the cupboard. (the cups)
  3. He lives in Oakland, California. (Derek)
  4. We enjoy watching movies on Friday evenings. (My brother and I)
  5. It is on the table. (the magazine)
  6. She is working at the moment. (Mary)
  7. They study French at university. (Peter, Anne and Frank)
  8. We are good friends. (Tom and I)
  9. She went to school yesterday. (Anna)
  10. They think this exercise is difficult. (the students)

Exercise 2

Use an object pronoun as the object in each sentence based on the word(s) in parentheses.

  1. Please give him the book. (Peter)
  2. I bought it last week. (the car)
  3. Angela visited her two months ago. (Mary)
  4. I enjoyed listening to it last week. (the song)
  5. Alexander asked me to give the book to him. (I)
  6. She ate it quickly and left for work. (breakfast)
  7. I picked them up at seven o’clock. (Peter and Jane)
  8. I like reading them before I go to sleep. (magazines)
  9. It’s very difficult to memorize them. (the new vocabulary words)
  10. Tom gave us some advice. (my wife and I)

Exercise 3

Use a possessive adjective in the gap in each sentence based on the word(s) in parentheses.

  1. That’s my book on the table. (I)
  2. Peter asked her sister to the dance. (Jane)
  3. We bought his book last week. (Alex Smith)
  4. Its color is red. (The car)
  5. Would you like to buy our cookies? (My friends and I)
  6. Peter picked up his lunch and left for school. (Peter)
  7. Alison asked their questions because they couldn’t come. (Mary and Frank)
  8. I think your idea is crazy! (You)
  9. I’d like to hear her opinion. (Susan)
  10. She works for his company. (John)

Exercise 4

Use a possessive pronoun in the gap in each sentence based on the word(s) in parentheses.

  1. The book is his. (John)
  2. I think we should go in his. (The boy’s car)
  3. That house is hers. (Kathy)
  4. Do you hear the telephone? I think it’s mine. (my telephone)
  5. I’m sure it’s ours. (the computer that belongs to my sister and me)
  6. Look at that car. It’s theirs. (Mary and Peter)
  7. That dog over there is his. (Henry)
  8. Those bicycles are theirs. (Jack and Peter)
  9. No, that one is yours. (you)
  10. Yes, that one is mine. (I)

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