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Possesive Adjectives | Les adjectifs possessifs


Like all French adjectives, possessive adjectives agree in gender (masculine [m.], feminine [f.]) and in number (singular [s.], plural [pl.]) with the nouns they modify (the person or item that is possessed) and not with the subject (the person possessing them).

Possesive
Adjectives
MASCULIN
FÉMININ
PLURIEL
my
(1st person singular)
mon
J’ai mon livre (m. s.).
I have my book.

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ma
J’ai ma pomme (f. s.).
I have my apple.

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mes
J’ai mes livres (m. pl.).
I have my books.

J’ai mes pommes (f. pl.).
I have my apples.

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your
(2nd person singular)
ton
Tu as ton livre (m. s.).
You have your book.

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ta
Tu as ta pomme (f. s.).
You have your apple.

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tes
Tu as tes livres (m. pl.).
You have your books.

Tu as tes pommes (f. pl.).
You have your apples.

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his
her
its
(3rd person singular)
son
Il a son livre (m. s.).
He has his book.

Elle a son livre (m. s.).
She has her book.

L’enfant regarde son jouet (m.s.).
The child looks at its toy.

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sa
Il a sa pomme (f. s.).
He has his apple.

Elle a sa pomme (f. s.).
She has her apple.

Le chien remue sa queue (f.s.)
The dog wags its tail.

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ses
Il a ses livres (m. pl.).
He has his books.

Elle a ses livres (m. pl.).
She has her books.

Il a ses pommes (f. pl.).
He has his apples.

Elle a ses pommes (f. pl.).
She has her apples.

Ses feuilles sont vertes (f.pl.).
Its leaves are green.

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our
(1st person plural)
notre
Nous avons notre livre (m. s.).
We have our book.

Nous avons notre pomme (f. s.).
We have our apple.

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nos
Nous avons nos livres (m. pl.).
We have our books.

Nous avons nos pommes
(f. pl.).
We have our apples.

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your
(2nd person singular or plural)
votre
Vous avez votre livre (m. s.).
You have your book.

Vous avez votre pomme (f. s.).
You have your apple.

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vos
Vous avez vos livres (m. pl.).
You have your books.

Vous avez vos pommes
(f. pl.).

You have your apples.

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their
(3rd person plural)
leur
Ils ont leur livre (m. s.).
Elles ont leur livre (m. s.).
They have their book.

Ils ont leur pomme (f. s.).
Elles ont leur pomme (f. s.).
They have their apple.

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leurs
Ils ont leurs livres
(m. pl.).
Elles ont leurs livres (m. pl.).
They have their books.

Ils ont leurs pommes (f. pl.).
Elles ont leurs pommes
(f. pl.).
They have their apples.

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*Possessive adjectives indicate possession of a noun and replace the French definite articles (le, la, les).