The possessive pronoun.
The word ihr is a possessive pronoun and can mean her or their ..
It belongs to this group of pronouns:.
mein - my (mine) .
dein …- your (yours) .
sein, ihr - his, her, (hers), its .
unser - our (ours) .
Euer - your (yours) .
Ihr - you (yours) .
ihr - their (theirs) .
German is an inflected language. The articles, pronouns, adjectives and, to a lesser extent, the nouns vary their ending in accordance with their function in the sentence - subject, direct object and indirect object, etc..
The nouns and pronouns are always found in one of four cases - nominative (subject), accusative (direct object), genitive (possessive) and dative (indirect object)..
The appropriate endings must be used for adjectives..
The pronouns listed above take the same endings as the indefinite article (or kein in the the plural)..
So one says, for example, Maria hat ihrem Bruder das neue Buch als kleines Geschenk zu seinem Geburtstag gegeben ..
Please note the endings on ihr, neu, klein and sein . (MORE)