How can you tell if possessive pronoun is used as an adjective?
The form of pronoun that is used as an adjective to describe a noun is called a possessive adjective.
A possessive adjective is placed before a noun to describe that noun. A possessive adjective takes the place of a possessive noun.
The possessive adjectives are: my, your, his, her, its, our, their.
A possessive pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun that belongs to someone or something.
The possessive pronouns are: mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs.
The difference in use is as follows:
My house is on the corner.
-- The possessive adjective describes the noun 'house'.
The house on the corner is mine.
-- The possessive pronoun takes the place of the noun 'house'.
Their dog won first place.
-- The possessive adjective describes the noun 'dog'.
The dog that won first place is theirs.
Theirs is the dog that won first place.
-- The possessive pronoun takes the place of the noun 'dog'.