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# Possessive Pronouns

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EducationAisle wrote:
Nevernevergiveup wrote:
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2. An object pronoun cannot refer to a possessive noun antecedent.[/b][/highlight]

Hi Nevernevergiveup, this is not entirely true. GMAT shows flexibility in these cases.

Following is an officially correct sentence:

Among the objects found in the excavated temple were small terra-cotta effigies left by supplicants who were either asking the goddess Bona Dea's aid in healing physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help.

You would notice that object pronoun (her) refers to possessive noun antecedent (goddess Bona Dea's).

isnt this because 'her' can be used in both objective and possessive way. I heard 'her' is an exception to possessive pronoun.
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her can indeed be used both as object and as possessive pronoun.

However, in the example I mentioned above, her is used as an object pronoun and is referring to a possessive antecedent.
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EducationAisle wrote:
her can indeed be used both as object and as possessive pronoun.

However, in the example I mentioned above, her is used as an object pronoun and is referring to a possessive antecedent.

So does this mean objective pronoun can refer to possessive noun?
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Vinodhini1803 wrote:
So does this mean objective pronoun can refer to possessive noun?

Hi Vinodhini, that is correct.

This would perhaps not be my first answer choice, but also not definitely something I would regard as unacceptable.
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EducationAisle wrote:
Vinodhini1803 wrote:
So does this mean objective pronoun can refer to possessive noun?

Hi Vinodhini, that is correct.

This would perhaps not be my first answer choice, but also not definitely something I would regard as unacceptable.

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