The following sentences are taken from Some Widely-used Dictionaries:
1. One of the station staff saw he was in difficulty and came to his aid (= helped him). (OALD 6th edition)
2. I didn't speak any French, but a nice man came to my aid and told me where to go.
(LDOCE 4th edition)
3. A woman in the street saw that he was in trouble and came to his aid. (CALD)
4.Horrified neighbours rushed to his aid as he fell. (Collins-Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, 2001)

I don't understand what
possessive pronoun we should use in
come / go to ... aid
. Is it the same usage as in
come/go to ...rescue

Brian Lee, China
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The possessive adjectives ("his" and "my" in your examples) are determined by the context of the sentence. They are not fixed in an expression "come to xxx aid"; they vary according to the noun or pronoun they refer to, and are indeed "come to SOMEONE'S aid."

In your first sentence, "his" refers to the same person that "he" is.
In the second sentence, "my" refers to "I."
In the third sentence, "his" refers to "he."
In the fourth sentence, "his" refers to "he."

Yes, it's the same as "come/go to SOMEONE'S rescue."


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