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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtheirtheir /ðə; strong ðeə $ ðər strong ðer/ ●●● S1 W1 determiner [possessive form of ‘they’]  1 PERSON/PEOPLEbelonging to or connected with people or things that have already been mentioned They washed their faces and went to bed. The twins spend all their time together. People had moved back into their own homes.2 PERSON/PEOPLEused when talking about someone who may be male or female, to avoid saying ‘his or her’ Everyone is free to express their own opinion. Each student will have their own course-work folder. his(2)
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their ownAlso, they are mainly here because they have small children and no earnings of their own.All their own bits and pieces.Since the stonemasons were usually allowed to create their own designs, they were also given the freedom to crack good jokes.They had the internal decision power and the resources to control their own engineering, assembly, and sales.Frequently, infantry units dispensed with their own mor-tars altogether and used the mortar teams as an additional rifle squad.This meant that companies could set up their own on-line information services without having to use the Interchange network.Debate resumed today with the parties sticking to their own positions, none of which have a majority backing in parliament.