Difference between possessive pronoun possessive noun with an example
we use possessive pronouns to refer to a specific person ,people,.thing;belonging to a person people thing or sometimes to animals or things. possessive pronouns are personal pronouns in the possessive case.they perform the same function that nouns in the possessive case(nouns with the-'s, such as mohan's, john's, and boys')perform.when these are used attributively, that is, before nouns, they functions as determiners, as for example, in my book, her camera, their vision , etc. but when they are used predicatively,i.e. after the nouns which they substitute, they are syntactically nominals(replacements for nouns):
- the ring you are wearing is mine.(here, mine= my ring.
- the chair she sat in was yours.(i.e.your chair)
- the car i am driving is his(i.e, his car).