A pronoun indicating possession, for example mine, yours, hers, theirs.
- 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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Syllabification: pos·ses·sive pro·noun
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