Their is a third-person possessive determiner and it is mostly plural. We will discuss when and how to use it.
'Their' as a Possessive Determiner
Their mainly shows possession with the people previously mentioned. But it has more functions. Look at its uses and examples:
- Their shows association or belonging to the people previously mentioned. For example:
My children go to school.
Firefighters are heroes.
- Their is used for kings, queens, judges, etc. In this case, 'their' starts with a capital letter. For example:
I want to talk to
- Their is used in impersonal cases. It refers to everyone in general. For example:
I set the rules for
- Their replaces indefinite pronouns such as 'anyone, everyone, and no one.' For example:
Everyone has a talent. It's
Anyone who is a victim of robbery can use
- Their is used for a transgender person. Their in this case is singular. For example:
One of my friends is having
My friend is having issues with
Position in a Sentence
Articles like 'a', 'an' and, 'the' or other determiners cannot be used before 'their.' Take a look at the following examples:
This is a their house.