Possessive adjectives and subject pronouns
I + verb – my + noun
We use subject pronouns + verb and we use possessive adjectives + noun.
- These are Susan and Thomas; they are from Ohio. And that’s their house.
- I love my friend Sheila.
Possessive adjectives are always singular
Adjectives in English have no plural form. Possessive adjectives are always singular.
- These are their suitcases. (NOT
it/its for things and they/their for people and things
We use he-his and she-her for people, and we use it-its for things. But in the plural, we use they-their for people and things.
- The hotel has its own spa. It is a relaxing place.
- I like those chairs, they are beautiful. But their legs are too long.
it’s for time and weather
We use it’s (=it is) to talk about the time or the weather.
- It’s very windy today, but it’s sunny.
- ‘What time is it?’ ‘It’s three o’clock.’
it’s or its?
Its = possessive adjective. It’s = it is (subject + verb be)
- Look at that dog. It’s beautiful. I like its hair.