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  1. #1
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    mine

    I found found many flowers
    My sister also found many flowers

    which one iscorrect

    But mine were bigger
    But mines were bigger
    But mine was bigger

    Does need to agree with the verb

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    Philly is offline Senior Member
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    Re: mine

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    "But mine were bigger" is correct. The other two are wrong.
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    Here, the word 'mine' refers to the plural word 'flowers', so you need a plural verb (were).
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    You cannot add 's' to the possessive pronoun 'mine'. Possessive pronouns can refer to either singular or plural nouns.
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