Possessive pronouns and Possessive determiners.
What are Possessive Pronouns and Determiners?
Possessive pronouns and determiners show us the ownership of a noun.
There are two types:
Possessive determiners work in a similar way to adjectives, so they appear before the noun. They do not replace a noun as possessive pronouns do.
Possessive pronouns replace the nouns as either the subject or the object of a clause.
Here are some examples of both types:
As you can see possessive pronouns help avoid unnecessary repetition i.e.:
That car is their car.
This hat is your hat.
Note: his and its can be possessive determiners or possessive pronouns. Look at the complete sentence to find out what function the pronoun has.