Is 'Mine' a Pronoun or an Adjective?
In this part, we will discuss the word 'mine' in the English language. We'll see its part of speech, uses, and functions in a sentence.
Mine, Pronoun or Adjective?
Can 'mine' be an Adjective?
In archaic English, they tend to use 'mine' as an adjective (or rather a determiner) before nouns that started with a vowel. Nowadays, we use 'my' as a possessive determiner.
Mine as a Pronoun
'Mine' is the first-person singular possessive pronoun. It is the possessive form of 'I'. We use 'mine' to refer to something that belongs us.
'Mine' is the possessive pronoun, replacing the phrase 'my jacket' to avoid repetition.
Sometimes, you can use the structure 'of + mine' to talk about something belonging or related to you.
In informal and spoken English, especially British English, 'mine' can mean 'my house'.