- theirsThis possessive pronoun, as used in The house is not mine but theirs, is written without an apostrophe. In compound subjects connected by and, the correct form is (e.g.) Our children and theirs went on holiday together, not ☒ Theirs and our children went on holiday together.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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theirs — [ ðerz ] pronoun * Theirs is used as a possessive pronoun, being a possessive form of they. It can refer to a singular or plural noun, and it can be the subject, object, or complement of a verb or the object of a preposition: Our cat is dark gray … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
theirs — S3 [ðeəz US ðerz] pron [possessive form of they ] 1.) used to refer to something that belongs to or is connected with people that have already been mentioned ▪ When our washing machine broke, our neighbours let us use theirs. ▪ Our house is… … Dictionary of contemporary English
theirs — [therz] pron. [ME theires < theyr (see THEIR) + es by analogy with his,HIS] that or those belonging to them: the possessive form of THEY, used without a following noun, often after of [ that house is theirs; theirs are better; I am a friend of … English World dictionary
theirs — ► POSSESSIVE PRONOUN ▪ used to refer to something belonging to or associated with two or more people or things previously mentioned … English terms dictionary
theirs — [[t]ðe͟ə(r)z[/t]] (Theirs is the third person plural possessive pronoun.) 1) PRON POSS 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… … English dictionary
theirs */ — UK [ðeə(r)z] / US [ðerz] pronoun Summary: Theirs is used as a possessive pronoun, being a possessive form of they. It can refer to a singular or plural noun, and it can be the subject, object, or complement of a verb or the object of a… … English dictionary
theirs — /dhairz/, pron. 1. a form of the possessive case of they used as a predicate adjective, after a noun or without a noun: Are you a friend of theirs? It is theirs. 2. (used after an indefinite singular antecedent in place of the definite masculine… … Universalium
theirs — [[t]ðɛərz[/t]] pron. 1) fun a form of the possessive case of they used as a predicate adjective, after a noun or without a noun: Are you a friend of theirs? It is theirs[/ex] 2) fun (used after an indefinite singular antecedent in place of the… … From formal English to slang
theirs — /ðɛəz / (say dhairz) pronoun (possessive) 1. the possessive form of they, used predicatively or absolutely: the glory is all theirs; theirs not to reason why; a book of theirs. 2. (used with singular force in informal contexts, and increasingly… … Australian English dictionary
THEIRS — poss.pron. the one or ones belonging to or associated with them (it is theirs; theirs are over here). Phrases and idioms: of theirs of or belonging to them (a friend of theirs). Etymology: ME f. THEIR … Useful english dictionary