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    a POSSESSIVE or a DEFINITE ARTICLE?

    Hello! How do you feel?



    E.X. He laughs at his/the victims after
    stealing all their money.


    Should I use a possessive or a definite article with victims?
    Itīs his victims, but not really his victims īcause
    they are really 'free' after he steals them. Itīs not as it
    happens with a dog. 'Itīs my dog' Here, I can see the
    aspect of possession, but not for instance in my sentence.

    Which one should I use?

    Thanks a million!

    Jesús

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    Re: a POSSESSIVE or a DEFINITE ARTICLE?

    "his" works.

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    #3

    Re: a POSSESSIVE or a DEFINITE ARTICLE?

    Is "the" possible, but with a different meaning?

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    Re: a POSSESSIVE or a DEFINITE ARTICLE?

    It could be used with the same meaning, or a different one (someone else's victims).

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