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I'm learning German by memorizing Faust, but I came across a line that I couldn't understand (line 1092-3):

Doch ist es jedem eingeboren, dass sein Gefühl hinauf und vorwärts dringt. 

So I figured out that the first part of the sentence means "It is inborn in each person, that...". And the clause refers to a feeling that drives us forwards and upwards. But I'm having trouble understanding the grammar of the clause. In particular, I don't understand what the "sein" signifies. Since it is "dringt" rather than "sein gedrungen", it seems to be present tense. What does "sein" do here? Thanks! 

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1 hour ago, Charles said:

Figured it out. "sein" is not a verb here, but means "his". 

indeed! So it is a possessive pronoun here.

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