Definition of possessive pronoun in English:

possessive pronoun

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A pronoun indicating possession, for example mine, yours, hers, theirs.
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  • An ‘analogous expression’ would be a possessive pronoun followed by an evaluative adjective used as a noun, referring to a specific event or action.
  • Another common mistake is to confuse it's and its, the former being a contraction of it is and the latter a possessive pronoun.
  • The apostrophe is never used with possessive pronouns such as his, hers, its, ours, yours or theirs, except with ‘one’, eg. ‘One must do one's best’.

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