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Pronouns and Determiners
Possessive Pronouns They show that something belongs to someone ( That book is mine ).
They inform you of a person or being who possesses or owns something
without saying the name of the person or being.
The form mine, yours, ours... cannot be used before a noun.
( The laptop is ours ).
I - mine / you - yours / he - his / she - hers / it - its
we - ours / you - yours / they - theirs
Reflexive Pronouns They are used to express that you are doing something on your own.
( I built this big house by myself ).
They can be used to emphasize the object or the subject.
We cannot use them after: feel, meet, concentrate, relax and: wash, dress, shave-
unless you want to make it clear who does the action
I - myself / you - yourself / he - himself / she - herself / it - itself
we - ourselves / you - yourselves / they - themselves
Possessive Determiners They are sometimes named possessive adjectives.
They are a part of speech.
They modify a noun by attributing possession to someone or something.
( This is his book ).
I - my / you - your / he - his / it - its
we - our / you - your / they - their
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