Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 9 – Possessive Adjectives

Arsenio's ESL Podcast
Arsenio's ESL Podcast
Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Episode 9 - Possessive Adjectives

This is one errors that a lot of Americans make in grammar.  I’ve seen a lot of Americans use the verb to be with a noun.  Example: You’re phone.  

Remember my examples from the last blog.  “Your funny” is incorrect because you’re using PA + A (possessive adjective + adjective).  So, let’s relate this by talking about family members.

Possessive Adjectives: my, your, his, her, its, our, and their.

Greg’s wife is Charlotte. (Greg + ‘s is essential to show something that he possesses — not literally).

His wife is Charlotte. (His is the possessive adjective, so we’ll need a noun after it to show possession, followed by the verb to be). 

Subject pronouns: I, you, we, they, he, she, it.

You’re name is Billy. – Incorrect


Underline the possessive adjectives.

  1. This is a picture of my daughter.  Her/She name is Atticha.
  2. Frank and Cal are married.  Their/They’re son’s name is Jim.
  3. I love to watch movies.  My/its favorite movie is Black Panther.
  4. We go to ASU.  My/Our school is fantastic.
  5. Our/Your parents are so nice.  Do you live with them?
  6. I have a brand new couch.  Its/it’s color is black.
  7. Jason loves his/our niece.  He speaks with her often.




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