2.1 Nouns, Pronouns, and Agreement
- The first kind of possessive pronoun acts like an adjective—a word that describes a noun—because it is always used before a noun.
Ms. Ellis is in tune with the members of her community and their interests.
|my your his, her, its
|our your their
Her position closely reflects theirs. We hope it is yours, too.
|mine yours his, hers, its
|ours yours theirs
Using Reflexive Pronouns
I decided to treat myself. You should treat yourself, too.
They gave themselves a raise. We should give ourselves credit for a job well done.
These are reflexive pronouns:
|myself yourself himself, herself, itself
|ourselves yourselves themselves