On May 8, 2008, at 5:43 PM, Russell Standish wrote:
> "ours" is the word you're looking for. A genitive 1st person plural
> adjective.

Furthermore, it's the *independent* form of the 1st person plural  
genitive pronoun.

When functioning as a dependent adjective, it's just "our".


1) the problem is theirs not ours
2) it is their problem not our problem

(who happened to do his undergrad linguistics degree where Russell did  
his undergrad physics/maths)

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