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What's the difference between these two senteces?
A: That secret is still my own.
B: That secret is still mine.
Are they both correct? Do they mean the same thing?
Thank you so much for your explanation.
This sentence shows an example of textual cataphoric ellipsis. The word 'secret' is dropped at the end of the sentence. Textual, cataphoric ... difficult words, but the idea behind them is not.That secret is still my own (secret).
'textual' means you can infer from the surrounding context the answer for this: "What is still my own?" The answer is mentioned in the sentence earlier : secret. That word, earlier, tells us we have a cataphoric ellipsis.
No difference in meaning.