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his

determiner uk   strong /hɪz/ weak /ɪz/ us    /hɪz/  /ɪz/

his determiner (MALE)

A1 belonging to or connected with a man, boy, or male animal that has just been mentioned or is known about: "Jo's got a new boyfriend." "Oh really? What's his name?" The bull tossed his horns. formal Did Chris tell you about his winning some money in the lottery?
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his determiner (EITHER GENDER)

belonging to or connected with a person or animal that has just been mentioned and whose sex is not known or not considered to be important. Many people consider this use to be offensive and prefer to use him or her or their instead, or its for an animal: Anyone who drives his car at 100 miles an hour is asking for trouble. What a cute dog! What's his name? Note: Many people prefer to use their, and this can sometimes mean changing other words in the sentence: People who drive their cars at 100 miles an hour are asking for trouble.Its can be used for animals.

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