Possessive pronouns

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Possessive pronouns

The pronouns my, his, her, its, our, your, their have the meaning of pos­session. Syntactically, they modify nouns and may be syntactically equaled to the article: a car, my car, a (the) new car, my new car. Possessive pronouns have two forms, namely the dependent (or con­joint) form and the independent (or absolute) form. In positions character­istic of nouns, the possessive pronouns function in these specific independ­ent forms: mine, his, hers, ours, theirs.

If there is a need to combine in a word group a possessive pronoun and some other nounal modifier, the possessive pronoun in the independent form is used in the postposition: a car of mine, that brother of yours.

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