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Possessive Pronouns - 6th Grade Grammar


Possessive Pronouns - 6th Grade Grammar

Unlock the secrets of ownership with our 6th-grade guide to possessive pronouns! Learn how these essential words enhance clarity and conciseness.

Welcome to the exciting world of possessive pronouns!  Whether you're a grammar enthusiast or just starting to explore the intricacies of the English language, understanding possessive pronouns is key to clear and concise writing. In this article, we'll delve into the what, why, and how of possessive pronouns, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate these essential parts of speech. Get ready to unlock the secrets of ownership and take your 6th-grade grammar skills to the next level!

Possessive Pronouns

What is a possessive pronoun?

A possessive pronoun shows who or what owns something.
        That’s her key chain. 
        What is your homework for tonight?
        That is her jacket.
        Mark said this was his backpack.
        Is this your project?

Where do possessive pronouns come?

My, your, her, his, its, our, and their
come before nouns.
        Makayla accidentally dropped her coins in the dark theater.
        If you forget to bring markers, you may borrow my markers.
        These are our papers.
        I found my homework on the table.

Stand-Alone Possessive Pronouns

What are stand-alone possessive pronouns?

Some possessive pronouns can stand alone and are used in place of nouns. These possessive pronouns are mine, yours, his, hers, ours, and theirs

        That key chain is hers
        That book is hers.
        If you forget to bring markers, you may borrow mine.
        The notebook is mine
        The project is theirs.
        These papers are ours.

Most possessive pronouns that can stand on their own are different from possessives that precede nouns.

My becomes mine, your becomes yours, her becomes hers, our becomes ours, and their becomes theirs
His stays the same. 

        That is her jacket. 
        That jacket is hers

        Mark said this is his backpack. 
        Mark said this is his

        Is this your project? 
        Is this project yours

        The huge poster belongs to Abigail and Mark. 
        The huge poster is theirs

        If you forget to bring markers, you may borrow my markers. 
        If you forget to bring markers, you may borrow mine

        These are our papers. 
        These papers are ours

        I found my homework on the table. 
        I found mine on the table.

Possessive Pronouns Activity

Select the correct possessive pronoun.

    Possessive Pronouns Quizizz Quiz


    What are possessive pronouns?
    Possessive pronouns are words that show ownership. They tell us who or what owns something. For example, instead of saying "the book of John," we can use the possessive pronoun "his" and say "his book." This makes our sentences shorter and clearer.

    What are ten examples of possessive pronouns?
    • Mine: This book is mine.
    • Yours: Is that backpack yours?
    • His: The blue car is his.
    • Hers: The dog wagged its tail for her.
    • Its: The tree lost its leaves in fall.
    • Ours: We painted this mural; it's ours!
    • Yours: Did you bring your lunch, or will you share yours with me?
    • Theirs: The apartment on the top floor is theirs.
    • His: He forgot his homework at home.
    • Hers: She left hers on the bus.
    How can I explain possessive pronouns to kids?
    Imagine you have a favorite toy. You might say, "This is my toy!" The word "my" shows that the toy belongs to you. Possessive pronouns are like little flags that we put on things to show who owns them. They help us avoid repeating names or nouns over and over again.

    Here's a fun game to play:
    • Gather some objects from around the classroom or house.
    • Have each student choose an object and say, "[Object] is mine!"
    • Then, ask them to replace "mine" with another possessive pronoun, depending on who they want to give the object to. For example, "The ball is yours!"
    What are the possessive pronouns in grammar?
    There are seven main possessive pronouns in English grammar:
    • Mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs
    It's important to remember that possessive pronouns stand alone and do not need an apostrophe. For example, we say "The book is hers," not "The book is her's."
    Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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