7 May 2000 Possessive Pronouns, in L'Huillier, Advanced French Grammar

presentation of L'Huillier's work, by Corry Shores

[Subsection headings are my own]

Monique L'Huillier

Advanced French Grammar

1. Framework

1.1 Parts of Speech

1.1.7 Pronouns Possessive Pronouns

Stressed possessive adjectives are now obsolete in French. However, their nominalized forms now serve as possessive pronouns. We make their nominalization explicit by providing the definite article.

le mien, la mienne, les miens, les miennes
le tien, la tienne, les tiens, les tiennes
le sien, la sienne, les siens, les siennes

le nôtre, la nôtre, les nôtres
le vôtre, la vôtre, les vôtres
le leur, la leur, les leus

The possessive pronouns must agree in gender and number with the possessed thing. And, they must agree n person and number with whoever is doing the possession. 

L'Huillier, Monique. Advanced French Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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