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Possessive Pronouns

Possessive pronouns are used to express to whom things pertain. Which possessive pronoun is used is dependent on the gender of the noun and if it is singular or plural.

Possessive Adjective

Possessive Pronoun

 

Singular

Plural

Singular

Plural

English

Mi

Mis

El mío

La mía

Los míos

Las mías

Mine

Tu

Tus

El tuyo

La tuya

Los tuyos

Las tuyas

Yours (informal)

Su

Sus

El suyo

La suya

Los suyos

Las suyas

His, theirs, yours (male formal)

Hers, theirs, yours (female formal)

Nuestro

Nuestros

El nuestro

La nuestra

Los nuestros

Las nuestras

Ours

 

A possessive pronoun is used so we don’t have to repeat the object possessed. For example,

Possessive Adjective

Possessive Pronoun

Maria tiene mi libro. (Maria has my book.)

Maria tiene el mío. (Maria has mine.)