Mine, Pronoun or Adjective?

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.

You reside within mine eyes .

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.

That jacket is mine . Yours is the white one .

'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.

He's a friend of mine .

In informal and spoken English, especially British English, 'mine' can mean 'my house'.

Dou you fancy coming to mine for dinner ?

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