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their  audio  (âr) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
The possessive form of they.
  1. Used as a modifier before a noun: their accomplishments; their home town.
  2. Usage Problem His, her, or its: "It is fatal for anyone who writes to think of their sex" (Virginia Woolf). See Usage Notes at he1, they.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old Norse theira, theirs; see to- in Indo-European roots


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