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.