Meaning of THEIRS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ðeə(r)z ]

Note: 'Theirs' is the third person plural possessive pronoun.


You use theirs to indicate that something belongs or relates to the group of people, animals, or things that you are talking about.

There was a big group of a dozen people at the table next to theirs...

It would cost about £3000 to install a new heating system in a flat such as theirs...



You use theirs instead of ‘his or hers’ to indicate that something belongs or relates to a person without saying whether that person is a man or a woman. Some people think this use is incorrect.

He would leave the trailer unlocked. If there was something inside someone wanted, it would be theirs for the taking...


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