theirs

HERS | THEIRS (subject)

Point 111 in PRONOUNS: the possessive pronoun ‘hers’ with singular reference, in subject position. Point 112 in PRONOUNS: the possessive pronoun ‘theirs’, with singular and plural reference, in subject position. *NOTE that there is no EGP point for hers as a subject with a plural reference.  This probably means that plural reference would be C2.  …

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NOUN + of + his | hers | theirs

In the English Grammar Profile, C2 point 113 in the category of PRONOUNS is defined as: possessive pronouns ‘hers’, ‘theirs’ and ‘his’ after noun + ‘of’. A search in iWeb for: _N of his_P . 1 FRIEND OF HIS. 504 2 FAN OF HIS. 304 3 FRIENDS OF HIS. 115 4 PASSION OF HIS. 67   Thoroughbred …

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this NOUN of POSSESSIVE PRONOUN

Here are examples of using the determiner ‘this’ + noun + ‘of’ a possessive pronoun to highlight: I’m impressed at how the students have picked up on this war of his. listen   In this world of theirs, nothing is bad or evil. listen C2 point 70 in DETERMINERS/demonstratives is defined as: ‘this’ + noun + ‘of’ + possessive pronoun to highlight something, often in a positive way. An iWeb search for: this _NN of …

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