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Possessive Personal Pronoun - Glossary of Terms


Possessive Personal Pronouns

The possessive personal pronouns are the words mine, yours, hers, his, its, ours, and theirs.  Unlike possessive adjectives, which modify something, possessive personal pronouns stand alone. For this reason, the are also known as "absolute possessives".  (Note: There are no apostrophes in absolute possessives.) 

Example:

Take my car and leave yours.
(The absolute possessive "yours" stands alone; whereas, "my" modifies "car".)

Interactive example:
  
If these vans are your biggest ones, then use ours. [show me the possessive personal pronoun]
 
There are no apostrophes in absolute possessives.

These are her's.
Associated pages:
 
What are pronouns?
The different types of pronouns
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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