Exercise 1

Choose the correct subject pronouns, object pronouns, possessive pronouns, possessive adjectives to complete the sentences below.

1Look at this picture. These are my daughters. names are Jane and Laura.

2John was born in Bristol but father was born in Manchester.

3I want to go to a Rihanna concert. I really like .

4I don't have my mobile phone. Can I use ?

5We need help. Can you help ?

6Carla and Ned have a really nice car. I love car.

7This T-shirt is not mine. Is it ?

8I am going to see the Rolling Stones. Do you like ?

9We live in a nice house but neighbours are horrible!

10I miss my parents. I want to send a postcard.



Personal pronouns and possessive adjectives – table


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Subject pronouns


Before the verb

We use subject pronouns as the subject of the verb (before the verb).

  • I like your dress.
  • You are late.
  • He is my friend.
  • It is raining.
  • She is on holiday.
  • We live in England.
  • They come from London.


Object pronouns


After the verb

We use object pronouns as the object of the verb (after the verb).

  • Can you help me please?
  • I can see you.
  • She doesn’t like him.
  • I saw her in town today.
  • We saw them in town yesterday, but they didn’t see us.

After a preposition

We use object pronouns after prepositions.

  • She is waiting for me.
  • I’ll get it for you.
  • Give it to him.
  • Why are you looking at her?
  • Don’t take it from us.
  • I’ll speak to them


Possessive adjectives


Before a noun

We use possessive adjectives before a noun, they modify a noun.

  • My dog is big.
  • Her cat is brown.
  • Their sister works downtown.


Possessive pronouns


Without a noun

possessive pronoun is NOT followed by a noun.

  • The dog is mine.
  • The brown cat is hers.
  • The car is ours.


We use whose to ask about possession.

  • Whose car is that?
  • Whose is that car?