Example Reductions: Her, Hers, He, Him, His
These pronouns usually loose the “H” in normal US English sentences. But, they keep the stress and the full “H” if they are the first word.
- I like her –> I liker
- I like him –> I likim
- Where is hers? –> Wherzerz?
- Where is his? –> Wherziz?
C. Find these pronouns in this short conversation. Can you reduce them and combine them in a fluent sentence?
- How is it going? Wait, is everything ok?
- Where is Adam? Did you see him leave?
- Sara came and he got really mad at her.
- I don’t know what his problem is, or maybe it’s her problem.
- They have both had a hard time.
- I don’t think he has been happy at his job.
- I know she wants to quit hers.
- Oh, did you get his text? They both had to leave, but I guess things are ok.