I have a question about the appropriate use the possessive pronoun "mine" over the possessive determiner "my".
For example, I thought of the sentence below. - Your dog attacked mine!
It is no doubt a better construction than: - Your dog attacked my dog! Which sounds somewhat awkward in comparison.
However, if there isn't a possessive determiner preceding it in a sentence: - A wild dog attack mine! It sounds jarring and not as natural as: - A wild dog attack my dog or - My dog was attacked by a wild one.
I couldn't find a rule that would help me with this. So fellow memebers, is it still correct to use the possessive pronoun (mine) in the case above, or can it only be used if a possessive determiner (my) is used before it?