There is an exercise in my grammar book that asks to identify the type of pronoun in a sentence (personal, possessive, relative, demonstrative, indefinite, interrogative, reciprocal or reflexive).

In three of those sentences I feel the capitalised words are not pronouns but adjectives. Am I wrong, and why?

1) HER husband was late. The answer is personal pronoun but I think it should be a possessive adjective.

2) WHICH one shall we go for? The answer is interrogative pronoun but I think it should be interrogative adjective.

3) That’s MY house. The answer is possessive pronoun but I think it’s possessive adjective.

  • Read this wiki article on determiner – Ubi hatt Aug 2 '18 at 9:12
  • @Looper Complicating things! – Kris Aug 2 '18 at 9:42
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    Here her is a pronoun, because her is taking the place of a noun (like Alice's). They're also adjectives, because they modify a noun. But it looks like adjective wasn't one of your choices. – Peter Shor Aug 2 '18 at 11:14
  • How did your dictionaries define those words and what did that leave unclear, please? – Robbie Goodwin Aug 17 '18 at 20:55

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