Exercise 3

Fill in the gaps with the subject pronouns, object pronouns, possessive pronouns, and possessive adjectives from the box.


her     it     its     our     she     them     they     you     you     your     we

Dear James,

Thanks for 1 email. It was very nice to have news from 2 . I was very happy to hear that you are finally getting married to Maria. It's perfect! I think you will make 3 very happy and 4 will make you very happy, too.

How did your parents react when you gave 5 the news? Aren't 6 excited? I'm sure they are really happy. I'm really looking forward to seeing you all at the wedding.

By the way, do you remember that I wanted a dog? I already have one. It's a really cute little dog that I found in the street. 7 name is Max. Sara and I found 8 under our car on a really cold winter day and 9 decided to adopt that adorable creature right away. We are so happy with 10 new pet! Max has quickly become one more member of the family.

Well, I hope to see you soon, James. Please call me if you need any help.





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?