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Possessive Pronoun Practice for Elementary Kids

If you are looking for possessive pronoun practice for elementary school kids, then the following worksheets should be helpful. The first worksheet will cover the basics, with all the possessive pronouns used in simple sentences. The second worksheet will be possessive pronoun practice for elementary school kids who are in the higher grades.

Possessive Pronouns: Practice Sheets

Sheet #1

Directions: Possessive pronouns show ownership. Here is the list of possessive pronouns. Notice that only one uses an apostrophe:

my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, our, ours, its, their, theirs, whose, one's

Underline the correct possessive pronouns in the following sentences:

  1. Is this (your, yours) coat?

  2. You can't have (my, mine) cookie.

  3. It is (our, ours) turn.

  4. Look at (her, hers) funny hat.

  5. That ring has lost (its, it's) shine.

  6. This car is (my, mine).

  7. Dogs love to play so it is a favorite activity of (their, theirs).

  8. Are you sure this is (your, yours)?

  9. Do you know (whose, who) book this is?

  10. (Ones, One's) opinion is welcome here.

B. Directions: Rewrite the sentence and replace the noun that is underlined with a possessive pronoun.

  1. Look at the toy's hat.

  2. Let's go to Paul's house.

  3. That game is my family's.

  4. Is that Susan and Ted's house?

  5. I want to see Mary's dress.

Answers:

A:

  1. Is this (your, yours) coat?

  2. You can't have (my, mine) cookie.

  3. It is (our, ours) turn.

  4. Look at (her, hers) funny hat.

  5. That ring has lost (its, it's) shine.

  6. This car is (my, mine).

  7. Dogs love to play so it is a favorite activity of (their, theirs).

  8. Are you sure this is (your, yours)?

  9. Do you know (whose, who) book this is?

  10. (Ones, One's) opinion is welcome here.

B.

  1. Look at its hat.

  2. Let's go to his house.

  3. That game is ours.

  4. Is that their house?

  5. I want to see her dress.

Sheet #2

The second worksheet will cover the proper use of possessive pronouns when used with gerunds. Practice will also be given in picking the right word from these words:

whose, who's, its, it's, their, theirs, there's, your, yours, you're

A: Introduction: Using gerunds with possessive pronouns can be tricky. Look at this sentence: "He did it without me helping him." Did he do it without "me" or without "helping"? The correct word is "my", so the sentence should be "He did it without my helping him."

Directions: Let's practice using possessive pronouns with gerunds. Underline the correct word in these sentences.

  1. I appreciate (you, your) cleaning the house.

  2. (She, Her) walking the dog really helped me out.

  3. (They, Their) singing brought tears to my eyes.

  4. Did you enjoy (us, our) helping with the party?

  5. (He, His) taking out the trash was a bonus.

B. Directions: Underline the correct word. Watch out for those contractions.

  1. Take all of (your, yours, you're) clothes to college.

  2. (Its, It's) a no-brainer.

  3. (Who, Whose, Who's) Mercedes is this?

  4. Is this Porsche (your, yours, you're)?

  5. If (your, yours, you're) messy, you will clean it up.

  6. (Their, Theirs, There's) only one possible solution.

  7. Some relatives of (their, theirs, there's) are arriving soon.

  8. (Who, Whose, Who's) responsible for this catastrophe?

  9. During (their, theirs, there's) exams, Charlie and Juan were nervous.

  10. Is that (your, yours, you're)?

Answers:

A.

  1. I appreciate (you, your) cleaning the house.

  2. (She, Her) walking the dog really helped me out.

  3. (They, Their) singing brought tears to my eyes.

  4. Did you enjoy (us, our) helping with the party?

  5. (He, His) taking out the trash was a bonus.

B.

  1. Take all of (your, yours, you're) clothes to college.

  2. (Its, It's) a no-brainer.

  3. (Whose, Who's) Mercedes is this?

  4. Is this Porsche (your, yours, you're)?

  5. If (your, yours, you're) messy, you will clean it up.

  6. (Their, Theirs, There's) only one possible solution.

  7. Some relatives of (their, theirs, there's) are arriving soon.

  8. (Whose, Who's) responsible for this catastrophe?

  9. During (their, theirs, there's) exams, Charlie and Juan were nervous.

  10. Is that (your, yours, you're)?


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