tell him about her/ his


I will tell him about her daughter.

Is it correct if I use 'about her' or it is 'about his'  what is the difference ?

asked Jul 15 '14 at 05:14 aruna New member

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The more pronouns you use in one sentence, the less clarity in the sentence. Make sure that your reader will understand who each pronoun is referring to.


There is a very simple difference between his daughter and her daughter.  His refers to a man - the man's daughter.  Her refers to a woman - the woman's daughter.

In the first sentence, there are definitely four people involved:

I - me

him - a man other than me

her - a woman

daughter - a female child of the woman


In the second sentence, you may have either three or four people:
I - me

him - a man other than me

his - a man (likely the same man, but it could be another man)

daughter - a female child of a man

link comment answered Jul 15 '14 at 16:41 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

pronouns belong to a person or object. Use "her" if it refers to "a women" and Use "his" if it refers to "a man". 

link comment answered Jul 21 '14 at 06:14 Firdaus Aulia New member

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