Possessive adjectives – adjectifs possessifs


Let's Define It!

What's a *possessive adjective*?

First off, a possessive adjective (un adjectif possessif) is an adjective and like any other French adjective, it must agree in number and gender with  the noun it modifies.

Possessive adjectives in French precede the noun they modify. They indicate possession, i.e. they inform us who possesses what.

The French possessive adjectives are the following:

mon, ma, mes, ton, ta, tes, son, sa, ses, notre, nos, votre, vos, leur, leurs


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

Here are a few sentences including possessive adjectives in bold and underlined.

  1. mon cartable - my schoolbag
  2. tes parents - your parents.
  3. notre famille - our family
  4. leurs habits - their clothes
  5. vos noms et prénoms - your names and first names


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