GRAMMAR – Possessive Adjectives vs. Possessive Pronouns

It’s easy to confuse these two sets of words because they are very similar but perform different functions.

    As the name says, it’s an adjective which means it modifies a noun, and that noun must be expressed.
    This is my book. That is her car. Their house is beautiful.
    As it’s a pronoun it replaces the noun in a clause AND shows possession.
    This book is mine. That car is hers.  Our house is not as beautiful as theirs.


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