Category : 4th Class
Pronouns which are used to replace a noun and to show an ownership or possession is called possessive pronoun.
In sentence 1, mine shows possession and we know that mine is a pronoun. So, it is called a possessive pronoun.
We never use apostrophes in possessive pronoun.
The table given below shows a list of possessive pronoun
|Third person||his, her, its||theirs|
Of these, mine, ours, yours and theirs are of common gender, that is, they can be used both for males and females. His is masculine; hers is feminine, and its is used for lifeless things and animals. Its is not used usually.
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