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Hi,

Please don't laugh.

One thing had always confused me lot, that is, for married male (married to a female), which of the folliwng will be correct?

I am his husband

OR

I am her husband

If possible then please explain the difference.

Thanks in advance.

Confused Male
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Hi scottiger, and welcome to English Forums.

One thing to remember is that in English, we don't make any sort of adjective agree with the noun. We don't change it for number or gender.

Some people might thing it needs to be "his husband" because both are male, but once you remember that we don't ever change things based on the noun being modified, it will be easier to remember that "her" applies to the person who has the husband.

And don't worry - we never laugh at an honest question! (Well, maybe only a little. But you'll still get a serious answer! Emotion: wink This one didn't reach the "laugh at" level.)
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Husband (Noun) = a married man, esp. when considered in relation to his wife, Emotion: big smile
So you must be her husband if you are not a gay or homosexual Emotion: stick out tongue





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Hi ,,

Her Refers to The Subject Pronoun ( She )

And His Refers to The Subject pronoun ( He ) ,,

You must use HerEmotion: big smile
Thanks Jhumjum and Junta for your help.
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lots of people are confused what to use (whether I am her husband or his husband cuz they think i a man and his should be used without considering he is using it for her wife)
Hello Scott, Nothing wrong is there is to laugh. Most of the people get confused.

"I am her husband" is correct. This sentence will be used by married male by referring to his wife.

"I am his husband ". We should not use this sentence at all!!
Feroz2011"I am his husband ". We should not use this sentence at all!!

Unless you are a man married to another man, which is now legally possible in eleven countries and several states in the U.S. I realize this is not the case for the original poster in this thread, but it is certainly true of some people today. The phrases "his husband" and "her wife" no longer represent logical impossibilities.


EDITED October 2013 -- same-sex marriage is now legal in fifteen countries and fourteen American states plus the District of Columbia -- also recognized at the federal level in the U.S.


EDITED again Dec. 2014 -- up to 35 states!

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Nicely explained
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