"The man reads its newspaper."
Translation:Mannen läser dess tidning.
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It doesn’t refer back to the man, then it would say ”sin tidning”, instead it’s referring to something previously mentioned that is referred to as ”det” or ”den”, i.e. non-human.
- ”Katten har en tidning.” (The cat has a newspaper.)
- ”Mannen läser dess tidning.” (The man is reading its newspaper.)
But it’s an awkward sentence, often you avoid the pronoun ”dess” in speech.