Possessive and Reflexive Pronouns

Pronouns are used to replace the subject of a sentence to keep our writing smooth and succinct.

Possessive Pronouns

Reflexive Pronouns


Used to indicate that something belongs to someone

Used to refer back to the person or thing that is the subject


mine, her, his, our, their

myself, herself, himself, ourselves, themselves

In a sentence

Amri struggled with her studies until she joined a study group.

The worksheets are not going to finish themselves!


Only use possessive pronouns when the sentence or passage already indicates who or what we are referring to.

Use a reflexive pronoun when the object and the subject of a sentence are the same.

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