Her vs. She

By Jaxson

  • Her (determiner)

    Belonging to her (belonging to that female, or in poetic or old-fashioned language that ship, city, season, etc).

    “This is her book”

  • Her (pronoun)

    The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc.

    “Give it to her”

    “He wrote her a letter”

    “He treated her for a cold”

  • Her (noun)

    A female person or animal.

    “I think this bird is a him, but it may be a her.”

  • She (pronoun)

    The female person or animal previously mentioned or implied.

    “I asked Mary, but she said that she didn’t know.”

    “After the cat killed a mouse, she left it on our doorstep.”

  • She (pronoun)

    A ship or boat.

    “She could do forty knots in good weather.”

    “She is a beautiful boat, isn’t she?”

  • She (pronoun)

    A country, or sometimes a city, province, planet, etc.

    “She is a poor place, but has beautiful scenery and friendly people.”

  • She (pronoun)

    Any machine or thing, such as a car, a computer, or (poetically) a season.

    “She only gets thirty miles to the gallon on the highway, but she’s durable.”

  • She (pronoun)

    A person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant used in a work, along with or in place of he, as an indefinite pronoun.

  • She (noun)

    A female.

    “Pat is definitely a she.”


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