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Grammar: Possessive Pronouns

mine (I) ours (we)
yours (you) yours (you)
his (he)  hers (she) its (it) theirs


– possessive pronouns can never be followed by nouns and must be on their own

This is his car and that is mine.

Our team is good. What about yours?

This is not ours.


– articles cannot be used if a noun is preceded by  possessives


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