Spanish Grammar Guide

Possessive Pronouns (e.g.: mío, tuyas, suya, nuestros, vuestra, etc.)

Questions about Possessives Pronouns

Q: Why is it Es mía. and NOT Es mi.?

You can only write the determiner mi if it is follwed by a noun, e.g.: Es mi blusa. If you want to replace the possessed noun, use the possessive pronoun form, e.g.: ¿De quién es la blusa? Es mía.

Q: Why is it El libro es mío and NOT El libro es mio?

The yo form of the possessive pronoun always has an accent on the í.

Q: Why is it Me gustan las recetas tuyas and NOT Me gustan tuyas recetas?

When used as an adjective, possessive pronouns must be placed AFTER the noun. If the possessive pronoun is being used as a pronoun, the noun must be deleted, e.g.: Me gustan las tuyas. Possessive pronouns do not occur immediately before a noun without a determiner.

Q: Why is it No hay dinero pero la señora agarró el suyo and NOT No hay dinero pero la señora agarró la suya?

Possessive pronoun agree in gender and number with the noun they replace and refer to, NOT the person who possesses the noun.

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