what is possessive pronoun
Pronouns that indicate ownership are called Possessive Pronouns - they can act on their own or be used to describe a noun, for example:
i) (mine/yours, his/hers, ours/theirs) That car is theirs OR
ii) (my/your, his/her, its/our/their) That is their car. (Here the possessive pronoun - their -describes/modifies the noun - car.)
Possessive Pronouns also describe verbs ending in -ing that act as nouns, i.e. Gerunds.
For instance, "His (possessive pronoun) losing (gerund) the first race did not deter him from later victories."
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