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Pronoun

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their

  1. (possessive) Belonging to them.
    They will meet tomorrow at their convenience.
    This is probably their cat.
  2. (possessive) Belonging to someone of unknown gender.
    Everyone must understand their feelings.

Usage notes

  • For notes on the usage referring to a person of unspecified gender, see the usage notes for they.

It is important to distinguish “their” from “there” and “they’re”. “Their” signifies ownership. “There” designates a place (cf. here). “They’re” means “they are”.

Related terms

  • they, them (personal pronouns, subject & object case)
  • theirs (possessive pronoun)

Translations


Scottish Gaelic

Pronunciation

  • /hér/

Verb

their

  1. will say
    their Seumas — James will say.
    their mo chlann — my children will say.

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