Possesive pronoun

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Definition: We use the Possessive Pronouns when we want to substitute a group of words that are indicating a possession relation.
|Subject |Possessive |
|I|Mine |
|You |Yours |
|He |His |
|She |Hers |
|It |Its|
|We |Ours |
|You |Yours |
|They |Theirs |

For example:
• This is mybook.
* In this example, we can substitute "my book" for the possessive pronoun "mine". => This is mine.
• This is your disk and that's mine.
* Mine substitutes the word disk and showsthat it belongs to me.
A possessive pronoun indicates it is acting as a subject complement or a subject of the sentence.
For example:
• The smallest gift is mine.
This is yours.* Here the possessive pronouns acts as a subject complement.
• His is on the kitchen counter.
Theirs will be delivered tomorrow.
Ours is the green one on the corner.
* Herethe possessive pronoun acts as the subject of the sentence.
Note : Possessive pronouns are very similar to possessive adjectives.
For example:
• You can borrow my book as long as you rememberthat it's not yours.
=> The possessive "my" depends on the noun "book."
=> The possessive "yours" is a pronoun which stands in the place of "your book".
• When you drive to Manitoba,will you take your car or theirs?
=> The possessive "your" depends on the noun "car."
=> The possessive pronoun, "theirs," stands in the place of the noun phrase, "their car."

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