Possessive Adjectives in English

We use possessive adjectives to indicate who possesses something.

Whose cell phone is this?
It is Frank’s cell phone. – Frank’s is a Possessive Noun. Click here to review Possessive Nouns.
It is his cell phone. – His is a possessive adjective.

possessive adjectives

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NOTE: Traditional textbooks refer to single animals as it, and use the possessive pronoun its. This is considered antiquated. When you can, use the pronouns he and she, and the possessive adjectives his and her.

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