"He puts on his new suit."
Translation:Han tar på sig sin nya kostym.
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We need the possessive when there is also an adjective. I mean, you could also say Han tar på sig den nya kostymen, but then that would really mean 'He puts on the new suit' – there isn't such a strong implication that the definite with article + adjective would mean 'his own' as with just the definite form and no adjective.