Understanding the different types of pronouns can be a bit confusing. So when the question, "What is a possessive pronoun?" arises, students may try to run for the door.
There's nothing to be afraid of though. Possessive pronouns are simply the replacement team for nouns or noun phrases that run the risk of sounding repetitive. And, of course, they also show possession.
One of the best ways to understand possessive pronouns is to know how they function in a sentence. Let's take a look.