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    Personal pronouns and possessive pronouns are both types of pronouns, but they serve different functions in a sentence.

    Personal Pronouns:

    Personal pronouns are used to refer to people or things. They can be used as subjects, objects, or possessive determiners. Here are the personal pronouns in English:

    Subject Pronouns:

    I

    You

    He

    She

    It

    We

    They

    Object Pronouns:

    Me

    You

    Him

    Her

    It

    Us

    Them

    Possessive Pronouns:

    Possessive pronouns are used to indicate ownership or possession. They show that something belongs to someone. Possessive pronouns do not need an accompanying noun because they function as standalone pronouns. Here are the possessive pronouns in English:

    Mine

    Yours

    His

    Hers

    Its

    Ours

    Theirs

    Here’s an example that shows the difference between personal pronouns and possessive pronouns:

    Personal pronoun: She is my friend. (The pronoun “she” is used as a subject in the sentence.)

    Possessive pronoun: The book is mine. (The pronoun “mine” indicates ownership without the need for an accompanying noun.)

    In summary, personal pronouns are used to refer to people or things as subjects or objects in a sentence, while possessive pronouns indicate ownership or possession and can stand alone without the need for a noun.

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