French possessive adjective
See also: Adjectif and Adjective Types
Possessive adjectives indicate ownership or possession. The English possessive adjectives are my, your, his, her, its, our, and their.
French has many more possessive adjectives because they have to agree in number and sometimes gender with their nouns.
Singular subjects have three possessive adjectives: masculine, feminine, plural
- my = mon, ma, mes
- your = ton, ta, tes
- his = son, sa, ses
- her = son, sa, ses
- its = son, sa, ses
Plural subjects have just two: singular, plural
- our = notre, nos
- your = votre, vos
- their = leur, leurs
Je cherche mon sac et mes clés. - I'm looking for my bag and my keys.
Je connais ses frères et sa sœur. - I know his brothers and sister.