HIS voice could be heard from the next room. HIS adjective or pronoun?

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Aug 24, 2017

Answer:

In that sentence, the word "his" is a pronoun called a possessive adjective, a word that takes the place of a possessive noun.

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A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.
There are two types of pronouns that show possession.

A possessive adjective is placed before a noun to describe that noun by taking the place of a possessive noun.
- They are: my, your, his, her, its, our, their.

A possessive pronoun takes the place of a noun that belongs to someone or something.
- They are: mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs.

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Aug 24, 2017

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pronoun

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His is a pronoun. Pronouns are words that can replace nouns or noun phrases. Adjectives are words that describe nouns. In this sentence, his replaces the name of the person (e.g. Jack, Tom, Mike). His is a possessive pronoun as it indicates who the voice belongs to in this sentence.

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