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    Possessive pronouns

    Is there a possessive pronoun for it? Is it "its"? In some books and web pages it is not considered. If it exists, could you please give some examples?

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    Re: Possessive pronouns

    Welcome Ciciey.

    its is the correct form.

    Ex: The dog is chasing its tail.

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    Re: Possessive pronouns

    Thanks a lot Casiopea. But when you say "its tail" you are talking about possessive adjectives, but I thought in this exmple inspired on yours: "Look at that dog, it is chasing its tail. Yeah! but look here, mine is chasing its." Is it possible, is it correct? Thanks in advance for your answer.

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    Re: Possessive pronouns

    Yes:
    I sleep in my bed and the dog sleeps in its.
    I chase my tail and the dog chases its.

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    Re: Possessive pronouns

    Here's a chart: 330 Grammar: Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives

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    Thanks a lot

    Tdol and Casiopea thank you very much. I really appreciate your help. Why do you think that in some publications and web sites the possessive pronoun "its" is not included?

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    Re: Thanks a lot

    Can you give me an example of a website? It's less commonly used, but I see no reason for omitting it.


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    Re: Possessive pronouns

    Here you are, Tdol: Possessive Pronouns, in this website "its" is not included as possessive pronoun. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Possessive pronouns

    They are lumping the pronouns and adjectives (though some call them determiners not adjectives) together. I honestly don't know why- it can be used as a pronoun, though it isn't very common.

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