a of, belonging to, or associated with him
his own fault, his knee, I don't like his being out so late
b as pronoun
his is on the left, that book is his
his and hers (of paired objects) for a man and woman respectively
of his belonging to or associated with him
(Old English his, genitive of he he1 and of hit it)
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