What Are Absolute Possessive Pronouns? (with Examples)
The absolute possessive pronouns are mine
, and theirs
. They are also known as absolute possessives
. (This is because they stand alone and do not modify nouns
Examples of Absolute Possessive Pronouns
Here are some examples of absolute possessive pronouns:
- Theirs are in the garage.
- They say female canaries can't sing. Well, hers can.
- We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. (Evelyn Waugh, 1903-1966)