Most Common English Words (no. 23)

His” is a pronoun used before a noun to show possession. It usually takes the place of a male person or animal.

  • The name of his sister is Janet.
  • This is my dog. His name is Spot.
  • Tom played his guitar in his room.

Sometimes it is used to take the place of a person whose gender is not known, but people prefer to use “their”.

  • That’s a cute dog! What’s his name?
  • Anyone who forgets to submit his homework will be given a 0.