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3 Pronouns

3.3 Reflexive possessive pronouns

A reflexive possessive pronoun is used instead of hans, hendes, dens or dets, when you are talking about the possession of something in the 3rd. person singular, where the subject possesses the item in question.
Again, there is a difference between n-words and t-words.

n-word:       sin
t-word:        sit
plural:         sine

en kjole a dreess
Hun skal vaske sin kjole. She has to wash her dress.
et hus a house
Hun maler sit hus. She paints her house.
bøger books
Lars har læst alle sine bøger. Lars has read all his books.

There is no comparable reflexive possessive pronoun in English.

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3 Stedord

3.3 Tilbagevisende ejestedord

Tilbagevisende ejestedord bruges i stedet for hans, hendes, dens og dets, når man omtaler ens eget i 3. person ental.

Her er også forskel på n-ord og t-ord.

n-ord: sin

t-ord: sit

flertal: sine

en kjole
Hun skal vaske sin kjole.
et hus
Hun maler sit hus.
Lars har læst alle sine bøger.

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