A possessive pronoun is a part of speech that attributes ownership to someone or something. Like any other pronoun, it substitutes a noun phrase and can prevent its repetition. For example, in the phrase, "These glasses are mine, not yours", the words "mine" and "yours" are possessive pronouns and stand for "my glasses" and "your glasses," respectively.
Subject Pronouns I you he she it we you they Possessive Adjectives my your his her its our your their Pronouns mine yours his hers its ours yours theirs
The words "mine, yours, his, hers, its , ours, theirs" are possessive pronouns. They show who or what something belongs to.
1. A possessive pronoun differs from a possessive adjective.
2. "It's" is not a possessive pronoun or adjective; it is a contraction of it is or it has.
- What color is your brother's jacket?
His jacket is black.
(your and his are possessive adjectives; your and his modify the noun jacket in both examples)
- What color is yours?
Mine is blue.
(yours and mine are possessive pronouns - yours functions as a subject complement in the first example; mine functions as a subject in the second example)
- It's not my book = it is not my book
- It's got five bedrooms = it has got five bedrooms
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