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A possessive pronoun is a part of speech that attributes ownership to someone or something. Like all other pronouns, 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. Disputed English grammar denotes disagreement about whether given constructions constitute correct English. ... Verbs in the English language are a lexically and morphologically distinct part of speech which describes an action, an event, or a state. ... This is a paradigm of English verbs, that is, a set of conjugation tables, for the model regular verbs and for some of the most common irregular verbs. ... English has a large number of irregular verbs. ... In the English language, a modal auxiliary verb is an auxiliary verb (or helping verb) that can modify the grammatical mood (or mode) of a verb. ... In English as in many other languages, the passive voice is the form of a transitive verb whose grammatical subject serves as the patient, receiving the action of the verb. ... The English language once had an extensive declension system similar to modern German or Icelandic. ... The personal pronouns of English can have various forms according to gender, number, person, and case. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A compound is a word composed of more than one free morphemes. ... An honorific is something that is attached to the name but is not normally used elsewhere, e. ... This article is focused mainly on usage of English relative clauses. ... Look up gender in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In grammar, a part of speech or word class is defined as the role that a word (or sometimes a phrase) plays in a sentence. ... In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a pro-form that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase with or without a determiner, such as you and they in English. ... Look up noun phrase in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

There are seven possessive pronouns in modern English: mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs. For a more complete list, see the table of English personal pronouns, possessive pronouns and adjectives. The personal pronouns of English can have various forms according to gender, number, person, and case. ...

Some languages have neither possessive pronouns nor possessive adjectives, and express possession by declining the personal pronouns in the genitive or possessive case, or by using possessive suffixes. In Finnish, for example, minun ("I's"), means "mine" or "my".[citation needed] Headline text hjvhwhatsgm,Possessive adjectives modify nouns. ... Look up Possession in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Personal pronouns are pronouns often used as substitutes for proper or common nouns. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Possessive case is a case that exists in some languages used for possession. ... The possessive suffix is an feature unique to Finno-Ugric languages. ...

Determinative and independent possessive pronouns

Some call possessive adjectives, perhaps confusingly, determinative possessive pronouns. "Determinative", because they constitute determiner phrases. It should be noted however that precisely because a possessive adjective constitutes a determiner sentence, and not a noun phrase, strictly speaking its lexical category is determiner, not pronoun. In linguistics, a determiner phrase is a syntactic category, a phrase headed by a determiner. ... Look up noun phrase in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In grammar, a lexical category (also word class, lexical class, or in traditional grammar part of speech) is a linguistic category of words (or more precisely lexical items), which is generally defined by the syntactic or morphological behaviour of the lexical item in question. ... Determiners are words which quantify or identify nouns. ...

In such contexts, in order to distinguish determinative possessive pronouns from the possessive pronouns described above, the latter are also called independent possessive pronouns, because they constitute full noun sentence and don't depend on a noun. For example, while "my" must be followed by a noun such as "glasses" in "my glasses", "mine" already subsumes such a noun. In linguistics, a noun or noun substantive is a lexical category which is defined in terms of how its members combine with other grammatical kinds of expressions. ...

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What is a Pronoun? (0 words)
A possessive pronoun indicates that the pronoun is acting as a marker of possession and defines who owns a particular object or person.
The demonstrative pronouns are "this," "that," "these," and "those." "This" and "that" are used to refer to singular nouns or noun phrases and "these" and "those" are used to refer to plural nouns and noun phrases.
An intensive pronoun is a pronoun used to emphasise its antecedent.
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