Ours is a first-person plural possessive pronoun. It’s sometimes written as “our’s”—with an apostrophe—but this spelling is incorrect.
Possession is typically indicated by adding ’s to a word, but possessive pronouns are an exception to this rule. This means that “our’s” is always incorrect. This is also true for other possessive pronouns, such as hers and theirs. The QuillBot Grammar Checker will fix this and other common mistakes automatically.
Examples: Ours and our's in a sentence ✗ You paid for the food too! It's not mine; it's our's!
✓ You paid for the food too! It's not mine; it's ours!
✗ Their project was not as good as our's.
✓ Their project was not as good as ours
The possessive pronoun ours is used to show ownership of something by you and another person. It’s related to the possessive determiner our. However, while our is used to modify a noun, ours is used to replace a noun.
Examples: Our or ours in a sentence
Did the company like our advice for their marketing campaign?
Samuel's cat behaves way better than ours.
Ours, our's or ours'
Ours is sometimes written as our’s or ours’ (with apostrophes), but both are incorrect. Ours is the only correct spelling.
Examples: Ours, our's or ours' ✗ Where is the car? I think the children have taken our's without asking.
✗ Where is the car? I think the children have taken ours' without asking.
✓ Where is the car? I think the children have taken ours without asking.
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