Just like in English, the Dutch use independent possessives. An independent possessive does not precede a noun, as in "It is my pencil", but stands alone: "It is mine".
The independent possessive is only used when the possessor is a person.
For 'its' and plural 'yours', the Dutch do not have independent possessive pronouns.
In Dutch, the independent possessive pronoun requires an article. This can be de or het, depending on the noun it refers to.
We say 'het onze' and 'de onze'. In this respect, it behaves the same as an independent adjective.
No plural 'yours'
The Dutch do not have an independent form for plural 'yours'. Instead, you can use the alternative independent possessive?.