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That’s MY kitten

Possessive Adjectives


Koko’s Kitten Koko plays with Koko’s kitten. Koko puts it on Koko’s lap. Koko brushes the kitten’s fur. Koko loves Koko’s kitten! Why does this paragraph sound funny? What can we do to change it? Let’s find out how possessive adjectives can help!


What is a possessive adjective? A possessive adjective is a pronoun that shows ownership. Example: Koko plays with Koko´s kitten = Koko plays with her kitten.


Possessive adjectives Look at these examples: Nouns

possessive adjectives

Ashley’s radio is broken.

Her radio is broken.

She took it to Al’s shop.

She took it to his shop.

Ashley has the twins’ radio.

Ashley has their radio.

Ms. Teacher’s radio is loud.

My radio is loud.

The radio’s speakers work well.

Its speakers work well.

Mr. and Mrs. Principal’s radio works better.

Their radio works better.

Student’s radio is much smaller.

Your radio is much smaller.


Find the possessive adjectives in each sentence.

1. My class watches a video about two gorillas. 2. Their names are Koko and Michael. 3. Koko wants to hold her kitten, Smoky.

Click Koko to see the


Choose a possessive adjective to replace the underlined word(s).

The trainer tells Koko, “I am Koko’s friend.” A.her B.my C.your Click Koko to see the answer.


Choose a possessive adjective to replace the underlined word(s).

Michael paints a picture on Michael’s paper. A.Its B.His C.My Click Koko to see the answer.


Choose a possessive adjective to replace the underlined word(s).

The trainer said, “It is Koko´s book.” A.your B.her C.my Click Koko to see the answer.


Choose a possessive adjective to replace the underlined word(s).

The gorillas play games with the gorillas’ trainer. A.Their B.Our C.His Click Koko to see the answer.


Choose a possessive adjective to replace the underlined word(s).

The trainer tells Koko, “This is Koko´s and Roy´s toy.” A.their B.your C.her Click Koko to see the answer.


Please help edit this speech by using possessive adjectives where they belong.

Koko and Michael have shown that gorillas can use gorillas’ hands to communicate, or “talk.” Koko talks about Koko’s kitten. She tells the trainers, “I love Koko’s kitten.” Koko has a special computer. The computer’s buttons have pictures on them. Koko uses Koko’s computer to answer questions. Michael talks too. He tells how he and Michael’s mother were chased by hunters. People should make sure gorillas in the wild are protected.


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