English Course for Beginners - CEFR A1 - Lesson 17 of 25

Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives

Read and listen to four conversations using the grammar.

Conversation 1

Man: Is this your jacket?
Woman: No, that's not mine.
Man: Whose is it?
Woman: Maybe it is Tom's jacket.
Man: No, that is his jacket over there.
Woman: I'm now sure then.
Man: Is it Beth's jacket?
Woman: No, it is too big to be her jacket.
Man: Well, it belongs to someone.

Conversation 2

Man: Whose car is this?
Woman: That belongs to Joe and Sue.
Man: Wow! I like their car.
Woman: I know. It is very nice.
Man: It's big too!
Woman: Yes, they need space for their kids.

Conversation 3

Man: When is our meeting?
Woman: It is not until 2.
Man: Are we in room 213?
Woman: No, not anymore.
Man: OK, where is the meeting then?
Woman: Our new room is 216.
Man: Got it.

Conversation 4

Man: I like the new offfice. So, where is my desk?
Woman: Yours is over there. It is next to mine.
Man: Nice. And where is Jill's desk?
Woman: Hers is over there.
Man: Where is Bob's desk?
Woman: His is in the back, by the window.

Grammar Patterns

Possessive Adjective

Point 1: The possessive adjective goes before a noun.

  1. my - This is my desk.
  2. your - This is your desk.
  3. her - This is her desk.
  4. his - This is his desk.
  5. its - This is its desk.
  6. their - This is their desk.
  7. our - This is our desk.

Possessive Pronouns

Point 2: The possessive pronoun takes the place of the adjective pronoun and noun.

  1. mine - This is mine.
  2. yours - This is yours.
  3. hers - This is hers.
  4. his - This is his desk.
  5. theirs - This is theirs.
  6. ours - This is ours.
Answer these questions about the interview.

Gap Fill: Complete the conversation with the correct word!


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