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    Are possessive adjectives a type of possessive pronouns?

    Dear Teacher,

    My exercise requires students to write the answers including subject pronouns (I, we, you they, he, she, it), object pronouns (me, us, you, them, him, her, it) and possessive adjectives/pronouns (my, our, your, their, his, her, its).

    Which of the following instructions is correct?
    1. Fill in the blanks with the correct pronouns.
    2. Fill in the blanks with the correct words.

    Thanks!

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    #2
    In my opinion 1 is far more natural than 2.

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    Thanks! I wrote the second instruction as well.
    However I was requested to change the word "pronouns" into "words".

    My colleague argued that processive adjectives are not pronouns.
    Can the following processive adjectives be a type of pronouns?
    1. We have a dog. (Its) name is Lucky.
    2. I have a happy family. We always share (our) happy and sad times together.

    Thanks!

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    #4
    What used to be called a possessive pronoun is now commonly called a possessive adjective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    What used to be called a possessive pronoun is now commonly called a possessive adjective.
    Dear Teacher,
    Do you mean Possessive Pronoun is the original term for "my, his, our ..."?
    Thanks!
    Last edited by Delphine; 16-Mar-2014 at 15:59.

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    #6
    That is the way I learned them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delphine View Post
    However I was requested to change the word "pronouns" into "words".
    That's using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
    Is there anything wrong with "Fill in the blanks with the correct pronoun or possessive adjective"?

    Note "possessive" is not "processive", which is a different word.

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    Note "possessive" is not "processive", which is a different word.
    Sorry for the spelling mistakes!
    Can I correct the title by myself?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Mar-2014 at 09:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delphine View Post
    Can I correct the title by myself?
    Try clicking Edit Post. You may be able to correct the title. If not, I or another moderator will do it later.

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    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Is there anything wrong with "Fill in the blanks with the correct pronoun or possessive adjective"?
    There is if you have been taught that 'my' is a possessive pronoun. You could get round this with "Fill in the blanks with the correct personal pronoun or possessive form".

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