Definition Of Possessive Adjective:
This Adjective expresses the state of possession of nouns.
Possessive adjectives show possession or ownership: my, her, his, its, our, their, your. because they are used with nouns and do the work of Adjectives. When placed before nouns function like adjectives; they qualify the noun directly.
Examples Of Possessive Adjectives.
|My aim in life is to become a doctor|
|Is this your desk?|
|Mike crashed his bike into a wall|
|Her sister sings in a sweet voice|
|The dog was licking its paws|
|Mike and Peter have invited me to their party|
These possessive adjectives are used according to the number, gender, and person of the noun instead of which they are used and they can be classified as follows:
|First Person||my (Masculine or Feminine)||our (Masculine or Feminine)|
|Second Person||your (Masculine or Feminine)||your (Masculine or Feminine)|
|Third Person||his (Masculine)
its (Neuter or Common)
|their (All genders)|
Possessive Adjectives are somethings called Pronominal Adjectives, as they are formed from Pronouns. The word his is used both as an Adjective and as a Pronoun; as
|Possessive Adjective||This is his pen|
|Possessive Pronoun||This pen is his|