Exercise 1

Choose the correct subject pronouns or possessive adjectives to complete the sentences.

1 Harry is friend. has a nice house.

2 are very happy with new dog.

3 We love little dog.

4 wants breakfast.

5 We want to see children.

6 Scotland is famous for rainy weather.

7 Susan lives on street. house is very near.

8 'What are those?' ' postcards.'

9 I like this place and special atmosphere.

10 I love this place. very special.




Possessive adjectives and subject pronouns

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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 theirs suitcases)


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.