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    Default "his" or "their"

    Everbody's dream is "his"own homes.
    Everbody's dream is "their"own homes.
    Which one is correct?
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    Default Re: "his" or "their"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    Everbody's dream is "his"own homes.
    Everbody's dream is "their"own homes.
    The first, formerly considered correct, is now largely rejected because of the gender-specific 'his'.
    The second, once considered ungrammatical, is now generally accepted.

    You could also consider: Everybody's dream is his/her own home.

    'Home' should be singular, unless everybody's dream is of more than one home.

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    Default Re: "his" or "their"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    Everbody's dream is "his"own homes.
    Everbody's dream is "their"own homes.
    Which one is correct?
    Thank You
    The convention is to rephrase or rewrite the sentence. I'm not sure what your sentence means though. Does it mean?

    Everyone's dream is to own their own home.

    If so, try

    Everyone's dream is to own a home.

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