a. This is my tie - This is mine.
b. Her umbrella is beautiful. - Hers is beautiful.
c. These are his shoes. - These are his.
d. These are their wallets. - These are theirs.
e. It is my book. - It is mine.
f. That is our school. - That is ours.
g. This is our house. - This is ours.
h. That is my radio. - That is mine.
i. Those tickets are Kimberley's. - Those are hers.
j. This is Henry's suitcase. - This is his.
k. They are my mother's keys. - They are hers.
l. It's Lucy's chocolate. - It's hers.
m. My cousins' grades are better. - Theirs are better.
n. Elizabeth's cakes are delicious. - Hers are delicious.See Double Possessive PronounsNOTES:It's
in example 'l' is short form of It is
and should not be confused with its
.My cousins' grades
in 'm' is not the same as my cousin's grades
. In fact it means grades of my cousins
and it is plural so we use the plural possessive pronoun theirs
Apostrophe in It's and Possession
beautiful = It is beautiful (With Apostrophe ('))
color is blue = Color of its is blue (Without Apostrophe)Its
in the first sentence is a possessive adjective
in the second sentence is a possessive pronoun (color of its)
3. My cousins' grades = Grades of my cousins (2 or more cousins)
4. My cousin's grades = Grades of a particular cousin (1 cousin)See apostrophe details
Quick ExerciseFill in the blanks using mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs.