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What is the third person equivalent of yours or mine? For example,

It's not your book; you should take yours.

It's not my book; I should take mine.

It's not his book; he should take X.

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closed as general reference by RegDwigнt Sep 11 '12 at 17:07

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"[T]o the English personal pronouns I, you, he, she, it, we, they, there correspond the respective possessive determiners my, your, his, her, its, our and their, and the respective possessive pronouns mine, yours, his, hers, its (rare), ours and theirs." — Wikipedia –  RegDwigнt Sep 11 '12 at 17:10

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You're absolutely right. "Yours" in the third person is "his". Examples of this could be:

Your right hand shook like a leaf.
His right hand shook like a leaf.
I only took what was rightfully mine.
He only took what was rightfully his.

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but also third persons: hers, its (singular); theirs (plural) –  Unreason Aug 9 '11 at 10:12

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