Why does mienne have an article before it? Isn't mine a possessive pronoun?

Why does mienne have an article before it? Isn't mine a possessive pronoun?

Asked 5 months ago
LauraKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Bonjour -

Yes, "mine" is a possessive pronoun, and la mienne is its feminine singular equivalent. French possessive pronouns always begin with an article - see Le mien, le tien, le sien, etc = Mine, yours, his/hers/its (possessive pronouns)

I understand, so because it is followed by an article "la mienne" c'est is used.

Can I say "Cette robe que je porte au travail" instead of,

 "C'est la robe que je porte au travail"

Why does mienne have an article before it? Isn't mine a possessive pronoun?

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