Possessive Pronouns and Apostrophe
Possessive pronouns already indicate possession/ ownership, that is why they
do not need apostrophes:
My essay - essay belonging to me/ essay written by me.
That computer is mine - that computer belongs to me.
As you can see from these simple examples possessive pronouns have two forms: my/ mine. The possessive pronoun "my" is a dependent form, used to modify nouns. The form is called a conjoint form as the pronoun always comes before a noun. The possessive pronoun "mine" is used independently, without a noun that is why this form is defined as absolute.
|Conjoint form||Absolute form|
MIND: it's and its have absolutely different meanings. Look at these examples:
It's a great opportunity for you. Do not miss it. (Here it's = contraction for it is)
The puppy is hungry, put some food in its bowl. (its bowl= bowl belonging to the puppy).