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     Table of Contents Chapter 16 16.3.3.2 declension of ihr (3rd person singular feminine)
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Chapter 16: Possessive Pronouns

  16.3.3.2 declension of ihr (3rd person singular feminine)

substantival possessive pronouns
    German English
    feminine masculine neutral  
  Nominative ihre ihrer ihres hers
  Genitive not used * not used * not used * of hers
  Dative ihrer ihrem ihrem to hers
  Accusative ihre ihren ihres hers
           
  Nominative ihre ihre ihre hers
  Genitive not used not used not used of hers
  Dative ihren ihren ihren to hers
  Accusative ihre ihre ihre hers
     

* In common language the Genitive of the substantival possessive pronoun is not used. There is another form of a possessive that could be used (der ihrige, die ihrige, das ihrige), but it sounds really antiquated. If you want to form a Genitive of ihre it is mostly done like in English.

Das ist der Schlüssel von ihrem (Auto etc.).
This is the key of hers. (her car etc.)

The same could be said with a real Genitive and ihrige (it's just not used commonly):

Das ist der Schlüssel des ihrigen.
This is the key of hers.

  Example: die Schachtel (= box) possessed object => feminine, singular
Ich sehe meine, aber ihre nicht.
I see mine but not hers.
 

  Example: das Kleid (= dress) possessed object => neutral, singular
Du kannst mit ihrem hingehen.
You can go with hers.
 

  Example: die Häuser (= house) possessed object => neutral, plural
Ich sehe meine, aber ihre nicht.
I see mine but not hers.
 
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