Possessive Pronoun Worksheets

If you need possessive pronoun worksheets, here are two worksheets for you to use, either for yourself or for any students you may be teaching. In the first part, the students will identify possessive pronouns. In the second part, the students will practice using all the possessive pronouns.

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Worksheet #1: Identifying Possessive Pronouns

The first step to understanding possessive pronouns is to identify them correctly.

identifying possessive pronouns worksheet


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Questions on Worksheet #1

A. Underline all the possessive pronouns in the following sentences. HINT: There are 15.

  1. I took my dog to a dog show.
  2. His hair was longer than hers.
  3. I saw that her dog was smaller than their dog.
  4. Someone asked, "Is that dog yours?"
  5. I replied, "Yes, he's mine.
  6. I wonder whose dog is the smallest.
  7. My dog won a first place ribbon.
  8. His ribbon was big and its color was blue.
  9. My parents and I were proud of our dog.
  10. Everybody thinks that one's dog is special.
  11. I'm sure your dog is special, too.

B. Fill in the blank with the proper possessive pronoun: mine, ours, his, hers, yours, its, theirs

  1. I paid for my scarf, so it is _______________ .
  2. Pick any of these desserts. The choice is _______________ .
  3. The math book belongs to Ralph. It is _______________ .
  4. All my brothers love video games. Playing them is a favorite pastime of ______________ .
  5. We bought this game together, so it is _______________ .
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Answers to Worksheet #1

Part A:

  1. I took my dog to a dog show.
  2. His hair was longer than hers.
  3. I saw that her dog was smaller than their dog.
  4. Someone asked, "Is that dog yours?"
  5. I replied, "Yes, he's mine."
  6. I wonder whose dog is the smallest?"
  7. My dog won a first place ribbon.
  8. His ribbon was big and its color was blue.
  9. My parents and I were proud of our dog.
  10. Everybody thinks that one's dog is special.
  11. I'm sure your dog is special, too.

Part B:

  1. mine
  2. yours
  3. his
  4. theirs
  5. ours

Worksheet #2: Possessive Pronoun Practice

This part of possessive pronoun worksheet is geared for more advanced students. It will include practice on using these possessive pronouns and contractions:

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

Don't let possessive pronouns and gerunds confuse you. Look at these two sentences:

  • She can't take him complaining all the time.
  • She can't take his complaining all the time.

In the first sentence, what can't she take, "him" or "complaining"? The second sentence uses a possessive pronoun so you know that it is the "complaining" that she can't take.

Another confusing possessive pronoun is "one's." This is the only possessive pronoun that has an apostrophe.

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Questions on Worksheet #2

A. Underline the correct possessive pronoun or contraction.

  1. (Who, Whose, Who's) going to fix this horrible mess?
  2. During (their, theirs, there's) party, Sam and Janet danced the tango.
  3. Do you know (who, whose, who's) candy this is?
  4. If (your, yours, you're) not careful, the ink will spill.
  5. Is that rude child (your, yours, you're)?
  6. Give me (your, yours, you're) attention.
  7. (Its, It's) plain to see why she likes him.
  8. (Their, Theirs, There's) really no reason to go outside now.
  9. That is a nice statue; I like (its, it's) pose.
  10. Some cousins of (their, theirs, there's) are coming to a visit.

B. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

  1. My son did his homework without (me, my) asking him.
  2. It is good manners to ask (ones, one's) permission.
  3. (Your, You) winning the game was great.
  4. I loved (they, their) singing.
  5. Those jokes are the really funny (ones, one's).

Answers to Worksheet #2

Part A:

  1. Who's
  2. their
  3. whose
  4. you're
  5. yours
  6. your
  7. It's
  8. There's
  9. its
  10. theirs

Part B:

  1. my
  2. one's
  3. Your
  4. their
  5. ones

Possessing Pronouns Like a Pro

Practice makes perfect! The more you read and write, and especially the more varied content you explore, the better your command of the English language will be. As you continue mastering the intracacies of possessive pronouns, get in some more practice with more pronoun worksheets. A simple pronoun quiz might be a good place to start for beginners too.