Hers is a third-person singular feminine possessive pronoun. It’s sometimes written as “her’s”—with an apostrophe—but this spelling is incorrect.
Possession is typically indicated by adding ’s to a word, but possessive pronouns are an exception to this rule. This means that “her’s” is always incorrect. This is also true for other possessive pronouns, such as ours and theirs. The QuillBot Grammar Checker will fix this and other common mistakes automatically.
Examples: Hers and her’s in a sentence ✗ I forgot my charger, but maybe I can borrow her's.
✓ I forgot my charger, but maybe I can borrow hers.
✗ This dog is her's, not Danny's!
✓ This dog is hers, not Danny's!
The possessive pronoun hers is used to show ownership of something by a female entity. It’s related to the possessive determiner her. However, while her is used to modify a noun, hers is used to replace a noun.
Examples: Her vs hers in a sentence
I followed her advice at work, and I got a promotion!
I like my lunch better than hers.
Hers, her's or hers'
Hers is often written as her’s or hers’ (with apostrophes), but both are incorrect. Hers is the only correct spelling.
Examples: Hers, her's or hers' ✗ When Kaya was looking for her phone, I noticed I had her's instead of mine!
✗ When Kaya was looking for her phone, I noticed I had hers' instead of mine!
✓ When Kayla was looking for her phone, I noticed I had hers instead of mine!
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