Determiners ( 4 )
Noun are often dropped after determiners if the meaning is clear.
Do you Know Tom’s book?. I haven’t read any.
Have you got any tomatoes? A few.
Which color hair do you want? This will do.
Determiners are sometime use without noun to refer to people in general.
This is formal and generally rather old – fashioned.
Many are called but a few are chosen.
Some say one thing. Some say another.
Possessives ( except whose, and his have different form when they are used
without noun – mine, yours, hers, ours, theirs, - Compare
that’s my coat – that’s mine.