possessive pronoun

possessive pronoun
noun Date: 15th century a pronoun that derives from a personal pronoun and denotes possession and analogous relationships

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  • Possessive pronoun — Possessive Pos*sess ive, a. [L. possessivus: cf. F. possessif.] Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession. [1913 Webster] {Possessive case} (Eng. Gram.), the genitive case; the case of nouns and pronouns which expresses… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • possessive pronoun — possessive pronouns N COUNT A possessive pronoun is a pronoun such as mine , yours , or theirs which is used to refer to the thing of a particular kind that belongs to someone, as in Can I borrow your pen? I ve lost mine …   English dictionary

  • possessive pronoun — ► NOUN Grammar ▪ a pronoun indicating possession, for example mine …   English terms dictionary

  • Possessive pronoun — A possessive pronoun is a part of speech that attributes ownership to someone or something. Like all other pronouns, it substitutes a noun phrase and can prevent its repetition. For example, in the phrase, These glasses are mine, not yours , the… …   Wikipedia

  • possessive pronoun — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms possessive pronoun : singular possessive pronoun plural possessive pronouns linguistics a pronoun such as mine , theirs , or yours that shows who something belongs to …   English dictionary

  • possessive pronoun — noun A pronoun in the possessive case …   Wiktionary

  • possessive pronoun — /pəzɛsɪv ˈproʊnaʊn/ (say puhzesiv prohnown) noun Grammar the possessive case of a personal pronoun, as mine, his, hers, ours, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • possessive pronoun — pos,sessive pronoun noun count LINGUISTICS a pronoun such as mine, theirs, or yours that shows who something belongs to …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • possessive pronoun — noun : a pronoun that derives from a personal pronoun and denotes possession and other analogous relations (as his in “his is better than John s”) …   Useful english dictionary

  • possessive pronoun — (Grammar) pronoun that shows ownership or relationship to (mine, yours, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

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