Concept: Use of 'His' and 'Her'
- A pronoun is used to replace a noun in a sentence.
- Pronouns are short words used in a sentence so that the noun would not be used repeatedly.
- Pronouns vary according to genders. For each person there are personal pronouns that can be used instead of their naming word. The pronouns used as follows:
Where to Use ‘His’?
- The word ‘his’ is a third-person singular pronoun.
- We use ‘his’ in a sentence to talk about something which belongs to or is related to the masculine gender, like a man, boy, or animal.
- Rahul took my pencil, but his pen was with me.
- Ravi has a dog, and his name is Jack.
Where to Use ‘Her’?
- The pronoun ‘her’ is a third-person singular pronoun.
- We use ‘her’ in a sentence to talk about the feminine genders, such as a woman, girl, or animal.
- Seema wrote a letter for her sister.
- She washed her clothes today.
A pronoun is used to replace a noun; thus, the gender has to match the noun. Thus, make sure the pronoun matches the gender of the noun.
- Ram lives in a big house. His father also owns a car.
- Kunal has a camera. His brother gave it to him.
- Sneha is younger than me. Her older sister is my classmate.
- Rima bought a new toy. It is her. (Pronoun ‘Her’ is used in place of ‘Rima’, and ‘it’ is used in place of ‘toy’).
(Pronoun ‘his’ is used in place of noun ‘Ram’).
(Pronoun ‘Her’ is used in place of Sneha).
Incorrect and Correct Usage:
Ravi has a male dog.His name is Rocky.
Ravi has a male dog. Her name is Rocky.