Possessive Pronouns replace Possessive adjectives and nouns For eg - That is my(possessive adjective) ball(noun) That is mine(possessive pronoun) or That ball is mine(possessive pronoun) That ball is my (possessive adjective) ball(noun)
Now my question is : In the sentence , A friend of mine -- What does this mean ? I mean why doesn't it mean A friend of my friend ?
Possessive pronouns are used to show who owns something so we can say a friend of mine to tell that I own that friend , but isn't it weird that how the possessive adj and noun is are replaced For eg -- A friend of mine(possessive pronoun ) changes to A friend of my(possessive adj) friend(noun) ?? plz answer my question !!