Possessive Pronouns: Use of Ours and Theirs | Class 1
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Pronouns

Possessive Pronouns: Use of ‘Ours’ and ‘Theirs’ for Class 2 English

The students will get to learn about possessive pronouns along with its definition. They will also come across many possessive pronoun examples with pictures for more clarity. They will also be able to understand the difference between the usage of both pronouns, ours and theirs, in a sentence.

  • Use pronouns ours and theirs in a sentence.
  • Avoid common mistakes that might occur while using pronouns ours and theirs.

Each concept is explained to class 2 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.

Pronouns worksheet solutions for the concept pronouns provided in PDF format.

Pronoun Definition

  • Pronouns are words used to replace a noun, so that nouns are not repeated in every sentence that follows. For example: ours, theirs, he, she, they, etc.
  • The words ‘ours’ and ‘theirs’ are possesive pronouns.
Possesive

When do we use ‘Ours’ in a sentence?

  • The pronoun ‘ours’ is used to refer to the belongings associated with the speaker.
  • This is used when the thing belongs to the speaker along with one or a group of people.
  • Examples :

    Pronoun for Class 2 Example
  • Here, the woman is the speaker. She says that the house that belongs to her and her family (belonging to the speaker along with one or more than one person) is bigger than the boy’s house. Hence ours is used.
  • Possessive Pronoun Examples

When do we use ‘theirs’ in a sentence?

  • The pronoun ‘Theirs’ is used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with two or more people or things previously mentioned.

Examples :

Possesive Pronoun Examples

Here, the man is the speaker. He says that the children (two or more people) claim that the ball belongs to them since they found it.

Pronoun for Class 2 Examples

Here, the girl is the speaker. She says that the two girls (two or more people) are examples of true friendship.

Common Mistakes

  1. Never use an apostrophe (‘) before the ‘s’ in the pronoun ‘Ours’ as it is incorrect

    Examples :

    Ours is a better plan than yours.

    Our's is a better plan than yours.

  2. Never use an apostrophe (‘) before the ‘s’ in the pronoun ‘Theirs’ as it is incorrect.

    Examples :

    That book is not ours but theirs.

    That book is not ours but their’s.

  3. Possesive Pronouns Example
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