Demonstrative, Possessive and Interrogative Adjectives

Demonstrative, possessive and interrogative adjectives help to clarify which particular object or person we are referring to. Here are some ways they can be used:

Demonstrative Adjectives

Possessive Adjectives

Interrogative Adjectives


Indicate a particular person or thing

Indicate who or what something belongs to

Modify a noun or pronoun to ask a question


These, this, that, those

My, your, mine, his, her, our, their, its

Which, what, whose

In a sentence

I won that new phone in a lucky draw.

She left her phone on the table earlier.

What model was your first phone?


Demonstrative adjectives often come before all other adjectives in a phrase.

Possessive adjectives are often placed in front of the nouns they modify.

‘What’ is used when the question is open-ended.

‘Which’ is used when the question offers specific options.

‘Whose is used when the answer to the question is a person.

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