can you please tell me the difference between possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns in determiners ???

Here is an explanation of both which would make the difference between both of them clear.


We use possessive pronouns to refer to a specific person/people or thing/things (the "antecedent") belonging to a person/people (and sometimes belonging to an animal/animals or thing/things).

We use possessive pronouns depending on:

  • number: singular (eg: mine) or plural (eg: ours)
  • person: 1st person (eg: mine), 2nd person (eg: yours) or 3rd person (eg: his)
  • gender: male (his), female (hers)

Possessive Adjectives: The adjective which modifies the noun by attributing possession or characteristic feature to it is called a possessive adjective. This adjective shows who owns or possesses something. Instances of the same are: - my, your, his, her, its, our, their.

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