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possessivepronouns - adjective describes a noun pronoun...

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adjective describes a noun pronoun takes the place of a noun Look at the following sentence pairs. One has an adjective, while the other has a pronoun. My book is large. (adjective, describes book) Yours is small. (pronoun, takes the place of noun) Your car is green. (adjective, describes car) Mine is red. (pronoun, takes the place of noun) Now, let's look at each sentence a little more closely. My book is large. My is an adjective because it modifies, or describes the noun "book." Furthermore, it is a "possessive" adjective because it tells who owns, or possesses, the book. Yours is small. Yours is a pronoun, because it replaces or takes the place of a noun. In this case, the previous sentence tells us that "yours" is replacing the noun "book." Furthermore, it is a "possessive" pronoun because it tells who owns, or possesses, the noun it is replacing. Your car is green. Your is an adjective because it modifies the noun "car." Furthermore, it is a "possessive" adjective because it tells who owns, or possesses, the car.
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