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    Post possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns

    what is the difference between possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns ?

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    Re: possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Akeelah View Post
    wWhat is the difference between possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns ?
    Unfortunately, people use these terms in different ways, so it is not possible to give a clear response.

    In traditional British grammar, my, your, his, her, its, our and their were possessive adjectives, and were used only before nouns: My book is on the table.

    Mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours and theirs were possessive pronouns, and stood alone - they were not used before nouns: A: Where are the books? ...B: Mine is on the table.

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