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What is a possessive pronoun?

 

Definition
 

A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that expresses ownership and relationships like ownership, such as

 
  • kinship, and
  • other forms of association.
Examples (English)
 
  • my
  • mine
Generic
  A possessive pronoun is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 180

 

Mish 1991 918

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 361

 

Crystal 1980 248


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