Possessive pronouns show ownership. The possessive pronouns are yours, his, hers, ours, theirs, mine, whose.
- Is this bag yours?
- Yes, it's ours.
- Whose coat is this?
- It's mine.
Possessive pronouns are used without following nouns.
- This coat is mine.
- Which coat is yours?
We do not use articles with possessive pronouns.
- Can I borrow your keys? I can't find mine. (NOT I can't find the mine.)
Note that the possessives my, your, his, her, its, our and their are determiners, not pronouns. Possessive determiners are used at the beginning of noun phrases.
- Have you seen my new coat?
Note the spelling of the possessive its. The contraction it's is not a possessive: it means it is or it has.
Sections in this article
Degrees of Comparison
Comparison using positive adjectives and adverbs
Comparison using comparative adjectives and adverbs
Comparison using superlative adjectives and adverbs
The difference between comparative and superlative
Degree modifiers with comparatives and superlatives
Comparison of adjectives and adverbs
Pronouns after as and than
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