Possessive pronouns

Possessives, indicating ownership, can also function as pronouns:

Ist das Ihr Buch? → Ja, das ist meins.
Habt ihr eure Joggingschuhe mit? → Ja, wir haben unsere mit.

Possessive pronouns have to agree in gender, number and case with the noun they refer to. As an example here are all forms of meiner ‘mine’:

 MasculineFeminineNeuterPlural
Nom.meinermeinemeinsmeine
Acc.meinenmeinemeinsmeine
Dat.meinemmeinermeinemmeinen
Gen.meinesmeinermeinesmeiner

The above endings are also added to the basic forms of all other possessives dein-, Ihr-, sein-, ihr-, sein-, unser-, eu(e)r-, Ihr- and ihr-.

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