We had a look at the possessive pronouns that go together
with a noun - just like they were adjectives (therefore
the name adjectival). Now we would like to present the
possessive pronouns that do not accompany a noun but
stand instead of a noun (= substantival). Have a look
at these examples.
Auto gefällt mir. = This car I
gefällt mir. = This (one) I like.
Auto gefällt mir. = I like my
mir. = I like mine.
You can notice already now that there are
differences in the use and declension. Therefore the
possessives are presented separately. A total overview
will be given in chapter