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Understand Pronouns 3

In this worksheet, students consider examples of possessive pronouns and learn how to use them.

'Understand Pronouns 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Noun and Pronoun Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who owns something.

Delilah read her book.

Delilah said you can't take that book. It's hers.

 

The pronouns 'her' and 'hers' both tell us that the book belongs to Delilah, but how do we know which one to use?

In the second example, we use 'hers' because the pronoun is on its own and we are not mentioning the book itself.?

 

Look at this list of possessive pronouns:

 

my book / mine

your book / yours

his book / his

her book / hers

our book / ours

your book / yours

their book / theirs

 

Did you notice that the pronouns in the second group all end in 's' except 'mine'? The pronoun 'his' is the same in both groups because it already ends in 's'.

Choose the correct possessive pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

Sunita took __________ camera on holiday but she left it at the airport.

camera

her

hers

Choose the correct possessive pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

Jessica and I both have bicycles. Jessica's is blue and __________ is red.

red bike

my

mine

Choose the correct possessive pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

My brothers and I have new curtains in our bedrooms. My curtains have flowers on them and __________ have stripes.

curtains

their

theirs

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

My brother is learning to drive. That's ___________ car.

Car

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

The Johnsons have got a very old car. Do you think that one over there is __________?

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

These paints belong to us. They are __________.

paint

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

I think this coat might belong to you. Is it __________?

coat

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

Those books belong to my sisters. They are __________books.

books

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

I found that money on the street so I think it is __________ now.

money

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

I think this might be Sarah's pen. Do you agree that it is __________?

pen

  • Question 1

Choose the correct possessive pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

Sunita took __________ camera on holiday but she left it at the airport.

camera

CORRECT ANSWER
her
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'her' is the correct pronoun here.
  • Question 2

Choose the correct possessive pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

Jessica and I both have bicycles. Jessica's is blue and __________ is red.

red bike

CORRECT ANSWER
mine
EDDIE SAYS
Do you have a bike too? What colour is yours? The correct possessive pronoun is 'mine.'
  • Question 3

Choose the correct possessive pronoun to complete the sentence.

 

My brothers and I have new curtains in our bedrooms. My curtains have flowers on them and __________ have stripes.

curtains

CORRECT ANSWER
theirs
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on with this one? It was '..and theirs have stripes'.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

My brother is learning to drive. That's ___________ car.

Car

CORRECT ANSWER
his
EDDIE SAYS
We know that the brother is male, so the correct pronoun to use is 'his'.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

The Johnsons have got a very old car. Do you think that one over there is __________?

CORRECT ANSWER
theirs
EDDIE SAYS
'Theirs' is the correct pronoun, referring to the Johnsons as a group of people or a family.
  • Question 6

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

These paints belong to us. They are __________.

paint

CORRECT ANSWER
ours
EDDIE SAYS
It is, 'They are ours'. Keep up the hard work! You're doing a great job!
  • Question 7

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

I think this coat might belong to you. Is it __________?

coat

CORRECT ANSWER
yours
EDDIE SAYS
That coat is a lovely shade of blue. 'Is it yours?' is the correct pronoun.
  • Question 8

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

Those books belong to my sisters. They are __________books.

books

CORRECT ANSWER
their
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? It is 'their' because the word 'sisters' shows us there is more than one person. If it was just sister (one person) we could have used 'her' instead.
  • Question 9

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

I found that money on the street so I think it is __________ now.

money

CORRECT ANSWER
mine
EDDIE SAYS
The correct pronoun is 'mine'.
  • Question 10

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence. Write the pronoun in the answer box.

 

I think this might be Sarah's pen. Do you agree that it is __________?

pen

CORRECT ANSWER
hers
EDDIE SAYS
Do you agree that it is hers? We use 'hers' rather than 'his' because we know that Sarah is a girl.
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