The Possessive Case is used to show that one thing belongs to another thing.
Possessive Adjectives are used together with nouns.
|PERSONAL NOUN||POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES|
Possessive Pronouns are used in the place of a noun.
|PERSONAL NOUN||POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS|
- My father and I are policemen.
- Is this her house?
- Our cat doesn’t like fish.
- It is not her sandwich, it’s mine.
- This is hers.
- His house is big, but ours is small.
We use Possessive Case to show that something belongs to someone.
Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns have the similar meanings but Possessive Pronouns are used to avoid repetitions.
Possessive Adjectives are actually determiners but in dictionaries or grammar books they are usually referred to as Adjectives.
We use Possessive Adjectives or Pronouns to express the belonging of something to a person or animal. As with any type of pronoun, we distinguish them by number (singular, plural) and gender (masculine, feminine, neutral).
There is a key difference between the two Possessive Adjectives are used before a noun, Possessive Pronouns are used without a noun following it.
— “Your new shoes are very nice.” – “
The your new shoes are very nice.” = Your here is the adjective that describes another element in the sentence, so it is a Possessive Adjective.
— “Who does this T-shirt belong to? – That’s mine! ” – “
Who does this T-shirt belong to? – That’s the mine! ” = Mine is used to replace another element in the sentence, so it is a Possessive Pronoun.
— “It is not her sandwich, it’s my sandwich.” – “It is not her sandwich, it’s mine.” -=
NOTE: We don’t use articles and other determiners before Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns.
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