Which one is correct?

Victory is mine.
Victory is mines.

I'm not sure if mines is even being used correctly here.

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  • The Internet has a lot of information about possessive adjectives and pronouns: myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/… – rogermue Aug 28 '15 at 10:19
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    "Victory is mine." means "I am victorious". "Victory is mines." appears to be a joke about naval battles. Please say where you found these sentences. – chasly from UK Aug 28 '15 at 10:29

The correct one is "mine"; there is no such possessive as "mines".

(My = Mine, Your = Yours, Her = Hers, Our = Ours, Their = Theirs)

  • No but "Victory is mines." is a valid and grammatical sentence. – chasly from UK Aug 28 '15 at 10:30
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    @chaslyfromUK it is valid only in the bizarre circumstances of a joke ('mines' = stationary movement triggered explosives), so most people wouldn't understand you without that context. – Mitch Aug 28 '15 at 12:42
  • @Mitch - Yes, I mentioned the joke aspect in my comment under the question itself. When the asker doesn't provide sufficient context then I believe it's necessary for us to cover all possibilities. This is for the benefit of future users who have the same or a related question. – chasly from UK Aug 28 '15 at 12:43

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