What is an objective noun and a possessive noun?

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Mar 30, 2018

Me, them, us,him, it, her etc are object pronouns. Ours, theirs, mine, its, etc possessive pronouns.


These object pronouns are called Complement pronouns too by the American grammarians, so don't be afraid.

But our , their, its, his , your etc are called possessive adjectives too.

Practice them.

theirselves==incorrect reflexive pronouns. etc

Hope it helps you.

An objective noun is a noun functioning as the object of a verb or a preposition.
A possessive noun is an noun indicating that something belongs to that noun.


The case of a noun is how it is functioning in the sentence.
These are the cases of a noun:

Examples of objective nouns in a sentence:
We baked a cake today.
-- The noun "cake" is the direct object of the verb "baked".
We baked Jim a cake.
-- The noun "Jim" is the indirect object of the verb "baked".
We baked the cake for Jim .
-- The noun "Jim" is the object of the preposition "for".

A possessive noun is used to indicate the ownership, possession, origin or purpose of the noun.
Examples of possessive nouns in a sentence:
The children's coats hung in a row.
-- Ownership; the coats belong to the children.
Mary's smile lit up her face.
-- Possession; the smile possessed by Mary.
I've read most of Shakespeare's plays.
-- Origin; plays originated by Shakespeare.
The ladies' room is on the second floor.
-- Purpose; a room designated for the use of ladies.

A subjective noun is a noun functioning as the subject of a sentence or a clause.
Examples of subjective nouns in a sentence:
My car has a flat tire.
-- The noun "car" is the subject of the sentence.
These are the flowers that mother likes.
-- The noun "mother" is the subject of the relative clause "that mother likes".