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    achilles is offline Newbie
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    Default (modified) possessive pronoun its

    I think I made some mistakes in my question, and I'm writing you this again modifying some parts of the earlier question.
    I want to ask you about the possessive pronoun "its".
    Of course I know "its" is used as a modifier as in "Its biggest problem is that~~~~ . But what I really wonder is if we can use "its" in a sentence like this. "That is its." "Isn't it its?" Can we use "its" in a sentence like other possessive pronouns such as mine, yours, hers, ours, or theirs?
    Could you please give me an answer to my inquiry? And if possible, I want to see an exemplary sentence.
    Thanks for your kindness.
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    Default Re: (modified) possessive pronoun its

    The food is yours? isn't it mine?

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    Default Re: (modified) possessive pronoun its

    If the thing/animal is clear then it is possible, but it is much less common that the others.

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