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Possessive pronouns

Possessive pronouns are different from possessive demonstratives. 

Possessive pronouns take the place of an entire noun.

The possessive pronouns are understood  from a referent.

The referents have been written in red.  

singular

mine

How's your cat? Mine had kittens

 

 

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yours  

The papers arrived, but yours wasn't with them.                 

 

 

his

Have you checked your pockets? His are empty.

 

plural  

 

ours

Are you looking for the projectOurs isn't ready. 

 

 

 

yours 

We finished our ice cream, but yours is melting. 

 

 

theirs

Look at the hair. Theirs is always the same.