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    can her act as both possessive pronoun and object pronoun?

    Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband inspired her to write several mystery novels; travelers to Egypt can still stay at the Old Cataract Hotel, the model for the hotel in one of Christie's most famous books.
    Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband inspired her to write several mystery novels Because her husband was an archaeologist, Agatha Christie was able to use their travels as inspiration for several of her mystery novels
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    Re: can her act as both possessive pronoun and object pronoun?

    Possessive pronoun: her
    Object pronoun: her

    Note, her can have only one function. Either it's a possessive pronoun or it's an object pronoun.

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    Re: can her act as both possessive pronoun and object pronoun?

    Additional note, the possessive pronoun her is also known as a possessive adjective.

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    Re: can her act as both possessive pronoun and object pronoun?

    Thanks Soup!:)

    Just to clarify myself more: In the second option( 'Because her husband..'), her is again possessive pronoun, right? How can we distinguish objective form and possessive form?

    If there is a preposition after a her, then that her is in Objective form.. Am i correct?

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    Re: can her act as both possessive pronoun and object pronoun?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    Thanks Soup!:)

    Just to clarify myself more: In the second option( 'Because her husband..'), her is again possessive pronoun, right?
    Right. Moreover, the entire phrase her husband functions as the subject of the verb was here:
    Ex: Because her husband was an archaeologist, ... .
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    How can we distinguish objective form and possessive form?
    The possessive form takes an object, whereas the objective form does not:
    Possessive form: Because of her husband
    Objective form: Because of her
    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend
    If there is a preposition after 'her', then that 'her' is in objective form. Am I correct?
    After?

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