El mitón es mío vs El mitón es el mío

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I always thought that the article is needed as in "El mitón es el mío" but in lesson 4.11 Paralee doesn't use the articles. She says "El mitón es mío". "La tarjeta de memoria es mía". "Los mitones son míos". etc.. Is the article always needed? I could have sworn that Heidita said it was.

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updated FEB 1, 2010
posted by jeezzle

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Yes, Gfreed, that is exactly what Paralee says but it doesn't seem to hold up. Verb Ser contains "es" wouldn't you say? "Cual es el tuyo" 4.3 million hits on Google. I've heard this many, many times. "Cual es tuyo" 1.3 million hits and I have never heard it this way.

updated FEB 1, 2010
edited by jeezzle
posted by jeezzle
cual es el tuyo and cual es tuyo are both correct.
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The definite article used with these possessive pronouns is omitted after the verb Ser.

The definite article is usually omitted when the possessive pronoun comes after the verb ser:

Possessive pronouns

updated FEB 1, 2010
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
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I think I get it. If the article is listed at the beginning of the sentence then you don't need to list it twice, but if it isn't then you do...

Este coche es el mío. El coche es mío.

updated FEB 1, 2010
posted by jeezzle
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may be she said,

ese miton es el mio...

in this case the article is needed, cause we are talking about this particular miton in case we have several around... now if there is only one miton you can say :

el miton es mio....

updated FEB 1, 2010
posted by juluque