|Subject||Object||Possessive adjective||Possessive pronoun|
Possessive pronouns do not have an apostrophe:
We can use a possessive pronoun instead of a full noun phrase to avoid repeating words:
Is that John's car?
No, it's mine. (NOT No, it's [
Whose coat is this?
Is it yours? (NOT Is it [
Her coat is grey.
Mine is brown. (NOT
[My coat]is brown.)
- Possessives: pronouns 1
We can use possessive pronouns and nouns after of. We can say:
Susan is one of my friends. > Susan is a friend of mine.
(NOT Susan is a friend
I am one of Susan's friends. > I am a friend of Susan's.
(NOT I am a friend
- Possessives: pronouns 2