Possessive Pronouns Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: L.6.1.A
Pronouns represent a person or thing. A possessive entitles a word to have ownership and clearly establish a relationship that a reader can understand. This means that something belongs to a chosen singular person or, in some cases, a group. These particular words come in only twelve different forms. Which make them easier to identify when given in sentence form. These words have a robust affinity to identify more towards a person than an object or place. They also have various degrees of strength associated with them. As you begin to see these types of terms more often, you will begin to understand what is appropriate and what is not. This cadre of worksheets help students identify words that declare a sense of ownership in the pronoun form.
Possessive Pronoun Worksheets To Print:
Belongs To Me? - Fill in the blanks and then rewrite the sentence in front of you. Your word placement is the key on your sentence.
The Museum -
Same type of activity, but this is just a bit more difficult. The punctuation and formatting throws a few students off.
Circle It -
Which word shows possession or implies it? You will analyze just over a dozen sentences.
Went Here -
Where is that missing possession word? You will have two to choose from to complete each sentence.
Belongs To Me
- Time to rewrite some sentences. This is a great exercise to help you learn proper grammar and syntax
Shop - Helen and ____ friends went down to their local ice cream
shop. What is missing from that sentence and how would you rewrite it?
- Here is an example of what you are working with here. Sally decided to use water paints to illustrate _____ grandparents
- The pride only has one leader of its pride. Is that a sentence? You will be working with a series of sentences that highlight the king of the jungle.
His Car -
You will need to ask to use her phone. Where is our sense of ownership stated in that sentence?
- He got into an argument with his sister. This is an example of a relationship. He does not own his sister.
It - Debra was very excited to see her friend win the award. This is a bit tricky, if you think about it.
- You will work with a real reach of different types of sentences here. An example: Our lights went out during the storm.
- They/Their teacher gave them a lot of homework over the weekend. Where do you want to go from here with this?
At the Park
- You will work with sentences like this: At the park, Lucy lost she/her hair bow. The goal is to choose the proper side of the slash (/).
- You will circle the word that best fits the sentence in context. Here is an example: They made a craft for their/they parents.
What are Possessive Pronouns?
Pronouns that are used to show possession or ownership are known as possessive pronouns. They refer back to the nouns that have already been used in the phrase or in a sentence. These terms can be divided into two categories: strong possessive pronouns including, mine, hers, ours, yours theirs, etc., and weaker possessive pronouns including your, her, his, their, etc. These types of words never ends with an apostrophe. The main function of these terms is for showing that something belongs to someone but there are several other functions too. Discussed below are some important functions:
The most important function of a possessive pronoun is that it shows possession or ownership. Both the weak and strong form are used to show possession for example in sentence "James is a very responsible boy, look at his car", a weak possessive pronoun 'his' is used and is showing that the car belongs to James, and in sentence "this pen is mine" is using a strong form to show possession.
Apart from showing possession, possessive pronouns are also used to provide clarity. In the sentence "James lives in my neighborhood, and I am James' friend" possessive pronoun is not used and the sentence is not much clear. To avoid repetition and to make it clear, we will use this part of speech and the sentence will be rewritten as "James lives in my neighborhood and I am his friend".
A sentence can be made simpler with the help of a possessive noun for example sentence "your dog is as adorable as my dog" can be made more simple by using possessive noun 'mine' so the sentence will be written "your dog is as adorable as mine" and this sentence is much simple than the one that does not contain a possessive noun.