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Questions tagged [possessive-pronouns]

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How do you refer to a 'they' character in a poem in a possessive sense?

I am writing a paper about Emily Dickinson's ‘They shut me up in Prose –.’ The two characters of the poem are the speaker and an unidentified group only referred to as 'they' and later as 'themself.' ...
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Is there a grammatical difference with this IDO pronoun then possessive pronoun, or vice versa?

There's still time to make this a rewarding experience for you and your clients! There's still time to make this a rewarding experience for your clients and you!
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Most of us are good at “our” or “their” job?

When I say most of us, it may or may not imply that I am one of the most of us. So, in the sentence Most of us are good at our/their job?, does it make more sense to use our or their?
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Difference between expressions using possesive pronouns

I have a question on the usage of pronouns in certain cases. I give the following example: "You are not my son! I have no son!" "You are no son of mine! I have no son!" (Taken from Harry ...