Possessive Adjectives Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.3.2.D

Core Standard

When we have a noun that we wish to portray a sense of ownership of we will often use possessive adjectives to do so. These adjectives are technically a form of pronoun that casts a sense of value or control over. For example, in the sentence: I think Candice will miss her dance class tonight. The word “her” serves as the possessive adjective, yet it is a pronoun. That dual threat of classification causes a good source of confusion for students. In most cases this part of speech is used to establish a relation or relationship. If we think about this when looking back about our sentence about Candice. She did not own the dance class; it is implied that she was a member of the class. This is an example of how a relationship between Candice and her dance class was formed in that sentence. This cache of worksheets will help students understand the use and form of possessive adjectives in sentences.