There are seven possessive pronouns in modern English: mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, and theirs, plus the obsolete possessive pronoun thine. The clitic -'s also works as a possessive pronoun such as John's. For a more complete list, see the full list of English pronouns.
Some languages have neither possessive pronouns nor possessive adjectives, and express possession by declining the personal pronouns in the genitive or possessive case, or by using possessive suffixes. In Finnish, for example, minun ("I's"), means "mine" or "my".
THE SO-CALLED "THIRD"-PERSON POSSESSIVE PRONOUN Jue [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII TEXT] IN CLASSICAL CHINESE
Jul 01, 1999; Jue [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII TEXT] in Classical Chinese is commonly understood as an anaphoric, possessive...