108 – Possessive pronouns in the Instrumental

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In the previous lesson we’ve covered the Russian personal pronouns in the Instrumental case. Today let’s learn how the possessive pronouns change in the Instrumental case:

Russian possessive pronouns in the Instrumental

The first pronoun in a pair is in the Nominative case, the second one is in the Instrumental case.

My / mine:
мой – мои́м
моя́ – мое́й
моё – мои́м
мои́ – мои́ми

Your / yours (singular and informal):
твой – твои́м
твоя́ – твое́й
твоё – твои́м
твои́ – твои́ми

His / her / its:
его́ – его́
её – её
его́ – его́

Our / ours:
наш – на́шим
на́ша – на́шей
на́ше – на́шим
на́ши – на́шими

Your / yours (plural and formal):
ваш – ва́шим
ва́ша – ва́шей
ва́ше – ва́шим
ва́ши – ва́шими

Their / theirs:
их – их

Examples

Let’s look and some examples. The pronouns and nouns in the Instrumental are highlighted:

Я по́лностью согла́сен с ва́шими аргуме́нтами.
I totally agree with your arguments.

Я е́ду с мои́м бра́том.
I’m going with my brother.

Учи́тель был возмущён их поведе́нием.
The teacher was outraged by their behavior.

Что случи́лось с твое́й маши́ной?
What happened to your car?

Я не по́льзуюсь их ключа́ми, у меня́ свои́.
I don’t use their keys, I have mine.

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