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Pronouns : Difference Between 'Your' And 'Yours' for Class 1 English

The pronouns ‘your’ and ‘yours’ are called possessive pronouns. They are used to denote something that belongs to the person we are talking to. Students will explicitly learn how to use the pronouns your and yours as well as the common mistakes that should be avoided while using them in a sentence. Students can also check the use of my and mine

In this learning concept, the students will be taught about the following:

  • The use of your and yours in sentences.
  • The pronouns with your and yours examples.

Each concept is explained to class 1 English students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.

Download the pronoun worksheet for class 1 and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for pronouns provided in PDF format.


  • pronoun is a word that replace a noun in a sentence to avoid repetition of the noun.
  • Words like ‘your’ and ‘yours’ are called pronouns.

Let’s see when we can use ‘your’ and ‘yours’.

a) The use of ‘your’:

  • The pronoun ‘your’ describes a noun. The speaker uses the word ‘your’ when talking about someone else’s belongings.
  • The pronoun ‘your’ can show both singular and plural nouns in a sentence.
  • ‘Your’ is placed before a noun in a sentence.


    • The speaker is talking about a bag (noun) that belongs to someone the speaker is talking to. Therefore, we used the pronoun ‘your’. It shows possession or ownership of the noun ‘bag’.
    • The pronoun ‘your’ is written before the noun ‘bag’.
    • Notice the pronoun ‘your’ refers to a singular noun.
    • The speaker is referring to the dogs (noun) that belong to someone. To show possession or ownership of the noun (bag) we used the pronoun ‘your’.
    • In the above sentence, the pronoun ‘your’ is followed by the noun ‘pets’.
    • We used ‘your’ to talk about plural nouns ‘pets’ in this example.

b) The use of ‘yours’:

  • We use the pronoun ‘yours’ instead of a noun to show something belongs to someone.
  • ‘Yours’ can replace both singular and plural nouns in a sentence.
  • Usually, a sentence ends with the pronoun ‘yours’.
  • The pronoun ‘yours’ is not followed by a noun; instead, you will notice that the noun is always found before the pronoun.


  • The pronoun ‘yours’ replaces the noun to show the possession or ownership of the noun.
  • ‘Yours’ came at the end of a sentence.

Common mistakes:

1. We can’t begin a sentence with the pronoun ‘yours’. We can use ‘your’ at start of a sentence.


    Your mother is calling you back home. Tick-mark

    Yours mother is calling you back home. Cross

2. ‘Yours’ can’t be followed by a noun but is written before the pronoun.

     ‘Your’ is always followed by a noun.


      I can’t visit your house. Tick-mark

      I can’t visit yours house. Cross


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