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We’ve been using a few possessive adjectives already (mine yours), but now it's time for you to learn all of them. They’re really fairly simple, there are just two questions you need to ask yourself before deciding on which possessive adjective will be correct:

1) Who ’owns’ the object you’re talking about? Is it mine, yours, his, hers? Answering who owns the object will tell you what base form possessive to use (my Your his her, Etc).

2) What gender, number, and case is the object (NOT the owner)? This will determine the endings that need to be added on to the base form. For example, in the sentence “His mother is young” - mother is feminine singular and is in the nominative case, so the ending is just -e: His mother is young.


The endings for the possessive adjectives are exactly the same as the endings for a other no, so you should already be familiar with the basic idea here:

OWNERBASE FORMMASC NOMMASC ACCFEMNEWPLUR
      (no ending)   (-en)   (-e)   (no ending)   (-e)
Imymymeanmymymy
youyouryouryoursyoursyouryours
hebebehishisbehis
she (sg)youyoutheiryouryouyour
itbebehishisbehis
weourourourourourour
youyouryouryoursyouryouryour
she PL)youyoutheiryouryouyour
You (form)youryourTheirYouryourYour


There are three common problems students sometimes have when learning these forms. Please note:

1) "your" drops its middle -e- when any endings are added (your, not euere). This is just a quirk of German spelling and pronunciation.

2) "our" has on -he as part of the base form. Thus that -he will always be present, PLUS any case endings that occur after it (our, our).

3) The owner of the object only determines what word to use, NOT what endings to use. For example, "his mother" - it doesn't matter that HE is masculine (that only shows that you need to use be). Since mother is feminine, you need to add an -e to the base form of his (his mother).


Now let's try some fill-in-the-blank sentences.

1.Did you ____________________ (my) Phone number (f)?
2.Laura reads ____________________ (her) Book.
3.Children, where is ____________________ (your, pl) TV?
4.These are ____________________ (our) Grandparents.
5.____________________ (his) Friends (pl) are called Karl and Josef.
6.I see ____________________ (your, sg) Book.
7.Konstanze visits tomorrow ____________________ (her) Aunt.
8.The children love ____________________ (their) Grandpa Frank.
9.Can you see it ____________________ (our) Father?
10.Mr. Obermann, ____________________ (Your, formal) students (pl) learn everything!
11.Do you drink now ____________________ (my) Wine?
12.The children eat ____________________ (their) Bananas.
13.This is ____________________ (your, sg) O'clock, right?
14.I see ____________________ (your, pl) Sister not.
15.The book is old, and ____________________ (its) title (m) is illegible.
16.Florian hears ____________________ (his) Professor not.