Compound Possessive Pronoun: 3 Facts You Should Know


Here we will see compound possessive pronoun examples with their uses in the sentences.

Compound possessives (also called joint possessive) are structured by using one or more pronouns share ownership of something. It can be formed with a noun or pronouns.

  1. These books are yours and mine.
  2. Our and your village is small.
  3. The dolls are yours and hers.
  4. Your and my poems were published in the journal.
  5. Their and my friend will come soon.
  6. My and your teacher is Rohit sir.
  7. These reports were ours and his.
  8. Your and his parents are present here.
  9. This school is yours or ours.
  10. Sagar’s and your brother passed the test.
  11. She and her brother met me in the office.
  12. Mango and banana is my and her sister favourite fruit.
  13.  Geography class is yours and mine will be taken by Tapan Sir.
  14.  Your and my school starts at 10.30 am.
  15. This fault is yours and hers that you could not join the meeting.
  16. The project reports were his and hers which are evaluated.
  17. The decision is yours and mine that will be wrong.
  18. She and his daughter ignored to be an engineer.
  19. The talent is yours and his cannot be debarred.
  20. Tuhin’s and my uncle is working is a company.
  21. English language is more difficult for yours and mine to understand.
  22.  The pen and book are my sister and yours.
  23. The cultural program is ours and yours.
  24. Tanima’s writing and her teacher is incomparable.
  25. Kabita’s and our journey was very pleasurable.
  26. My and their studies is going smoothly.
  27.  Rahul’s and her sister read in a same class.
  28.  This winning situation will be yours and ours.
  29.  The drawings are hanging on the wall which are yours and my brother.
  30.  This is ours and your house that is near the pond.
  31.  It is theirs and our garden beside the road.

Explanations:

1. These books are yours and mine.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘Yours and mine’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning separately to indicate the ownership of these books.

2. Our and your village is small.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘Our and your village’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership.

3. The dolls are yours and hers.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘yours and hers’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning separately ownership.

4. Your and my poems were published in the journal.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘ Your and my poems’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning separately ownership.

5. Their and my friend will come soon.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘Their and my friend’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership.

6. My and your teacher is Rohit sir.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘My and your teacher’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership.

7. These reports were ours and his.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘ ours and his’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning separately ownership.

8. Your and his parents are present here.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘Your and his parents’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning separately ownership.

9. This school is yours or ours.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘ yours or ours’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership.

10. Sagar’s and your brother passed the test.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘ Sagar’s and your brother’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning separately ownership.

11. She and her brother met me in office.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘She and her brother’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership.

 12. Mango and banana is my and her sister favourite fruit.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘My and her sister’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit to indicate the ownership.

13.  Geography class is yours and mine will be taken by Tapan Sir.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘ Yours and mine’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit to indicate the ownership.

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Compound Possessive Pronoun Examples

How compound possessive pronouns are formed?

We should add possessive pronoun with another possessive pronoun to make a compound possessive pronoun. But when we are adding a possessive personal pronoun into the mix, in that case, add an ‘s to the noun that comes before the pronoun.

Example- Kajol’s and my cat likes milk and fish.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘Our and your village’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership.

Example- Rabi’s and my friend will come today.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘Our and your village’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership.

When compound possessive pronouns are used?

To show pronoun ownership, we may rely on the possessive form such as my, mine, his, her, hers, their, theirs, our, ours and its. Let’s take a look examples below.

Example- My and her pen have lost in the class.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘My and her pen’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning as sharing ownership.

Example- His and her parents arranged a party.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘His and her parents’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership.

What are compound possessive nouns?

Two or more owners sharing ownership

When two or more nouns are functioning one unit, we are making into a compound possessive add ‘s to only the last noun.

Example- Ranit and Kabita’s poems were published in the newspaper.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘Ranit and Kabita’s poems’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership.

Example- Ronita and Kabita’s book is on the safe.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘Ronita and Kabita’s’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership.

Two or more owners with separate ownership

When two or more nouns are functioning separately, we are making into a compound possessive, add ‘s to both nouns separately.

Example- Sumita’s and Susmita’s recitation were excellent.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘Sumita’s and Susmita’s recitation ’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning ownership separately.

Example- These reports were ours and his.

Explanation- In this sentence ‘ours and his’ is compound possessive pronouns that is functioning one unit ownership separately.

Conclusion

 Compound possessive pronouns are used to hint the ownership jointly or separately in the sentence.

Bhabesh Sing

Hi! I am Bhabesh Sing. I have completed M.A in English(IGNOU) and M.A in Vocal Music ( RBU Kolkata) with B.Ed(WBUTTEPA). I am a creative writer. Currently I am a part of the Lambda Geeks.

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