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My and mine are both called possessive pronouns

My is called a possessive determiner

What is mine also called?

  • Where does it say that they are both "possessive pronouns"? It looks like just one, mine, is a possessive pronoun. – Em. Sep 28 '16 at 21:00
  • @Max see Cambridge Dictionary, e.f. – P. E. Dant Sep 28 '16 at 21:28
  • @P.E.Dant Thanks. I cited that in my answer earlier. It does not say that the two are possessive pronouns. So I'm wondering where OP read this. It could be a matter of conflicting theory/terminology, though unlikely. – Em. Sep 28 '16 at 21:31
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    Yeah, there seems to be some conflicting theory on the matter. According to Wikipedia here, "For example, under this scheme, my is termed a dependent possessive pronoun and mine an independent possessive pronoun." – Em. Sep 28 '16 at 22:09
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    Since I or anyone can, at any time, edit the Wikipedia article to state authoritatively that mine is a remotely-determined third order fremilac, I'll take the OED. That's just me, though. – P. E. Dant Sep 28 '16 at 22:15
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Ron Cowan The Teacher's Grammar of English(Cambridge) calls them possessive determiners and possessive pronouns(Chapter 13). Sorry, I have a paper book.

From Grammar.about.com

Possessive determiners are sometimes called possessive adjectives, weak possessive pronouns, genitive pronouns, possessive determiner pronouns, or simply possessives.

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