English Grammar:

-Definite Article
-Indefinite Article
-Zero Article
Personal pronouns, possessive adjectives and pronouns
-Demonstrative Adjectives
Some and Any, No
-How to use adjectives in a sentence
-Comparative and superlative adjectives
-The order of adjectives
-Example of adverbs
– Much and Many
-Adverbs of quantity:, a lot, Very, Few
-Too much, too many, too few, too little
-Preposition of place
-Between  and Among
-Preposition of time
-Prepositions after verbs and nouns
-Interrogative Pronouns
-Personal Pronouns
-Possessive Pronouns
-Demonstrative Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
-Relative pronouns
Saxon Genitive
-Saxon Genitive
-Plural of nouns
-Countable – Uncountable Nouns
Basic Question Forms
– The 5 W : Who, When, Why, What and Where

-If, If and whether clause
False Friends
-Similar words in other languages with different meaning in English
-English Verbs
-Regular Verbs and Irregular Verbs
-To Be
-To Have
-Simple Present
-Present continuous
-To like, To Dislike
-Can and Cannot
– Verbs ending in -ing
-There is and There are
-Present continuous
-Simple Past
-Used + Infinitive
-Present Perfect
-Present Perfect Continuous
-Past Perfect
-Past Perfect Continuous
-Future continuous
-Future Perfect (continuous)
-Will and Be going to
-The future seen from the past
-Modal Verbs
-Can, Could
-Be able to, allowed to
-May and Might : possibility
-Must and Have (got) to
-Need (not), don’t need to, don’t have to
-Should, ought to and had better
-Forming Passive sentences
-Phrasal Verbs
-To like
-To do and to make
-Question Tags

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Personal Pronouns, Possessive adjectives and pronouns


What’s the difference between possessive adjectives and pronouns?

Possessive adjectives: are used to describe a noun.

Possessive pronouns: are used to replace the noun.



Possessive adjectives: are always followed by a noun.

My book is green
Your laptop is in the bag



*In English, possessive adjectives are never preceded by the article like in other languages, and are invariable.


My books
Your brothers



Possessive Pronouns:

Possessive pronouns substitute a noun and prevent its repetition.

Let’s see some example to learn quickly.


This is our office This is ours (office)
This is my pen This is mine.
This is my glass This is mine.


It is important to learn the difference between personal pronouns, possessive adjectives and pronouns.

Learn the table below and try the exercise.

Personal Pronouns Possessive Adjectives Possessive Pronouns
 I My Mine
You Your Yours
He His His
She Her Hers
It Its *Its
We Our Ours
You Your Yours
They Their Theirs


*Its, as possessive pronoun is not used.

Let’s see with some practical examples so that you can master easily the difference.

Adjectives and pronouns of the third person singular:

John and his brother


Her children
Jack and his girlfriend Mary and her friends

The forms him, her and them are used when a pronoun is the object of a sentence.

Remember this scheme:











Personal Pronoun


HE/ SHE* + Verb


SHE + Likes


She likes cooking


Possessive Pronouns

HER/ HIS*  + Noun + Verb (after) Her +dog

His + name

Her dog is cute

His name is Stephen



* The forms he, she and they are used when a pronoun is the subject of a sentence.

* The forms his, hers and its* is used to refer to possession, belonging.

We avoid using its and one’s as possessive pronouns except when we use them with own:


English Rule:

Common Mistakes, In English we say this sentence: A friend of mine and NOT A friend of me. Make sure to remember this sentence correctly.

A friend of mine       

A friend or mine and NOT A friend of me



Time to Test yourself.


  1. I have _____ (she) pen.
  2. What’s _____ (she) name.
  3. I like ____ (you) style.
  4. He does not want to go to _____ (he) friend’s house.
  5. _____ (I) job starts at 2:00
  6. ______ (They) like to go out with ____ (they) friends


  1. Her
  2. Her
  3. Your
  4. His
  5. My
  6. They – Their


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