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    Please Check

    To all kind masters please help me correct this paragraph.

    What are the benefits from cellphone?
    Almost everyone has his cellphone. A beep would make everyone reach and look at his cellphone, but dismayed if the phone that rang is not his.

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    Re: Please Check

    his cellphone- a cellphone
    his cellphone- I'd use their cellphone
    is not his- were/was

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    his cellphone- a cellphone
    his cellphone- I'd use their cellphone
    is not his- were/was
    Thanks tdol, but I have a question- "everyone" is singular, is'nt it? that's why I used his instead of their.
    Pls. correct me if I were wrong.

    tnx very much!

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    Re: Please Check

    Everyone is singular, but you can use 'their' with it- I always use the plural when the gender is uncertain. Also, though it is grammatically singular, the sense is plural.

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    Re: Please Check

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Everyone is singular, but you can use 'their' with it- I always use the plural when the gender is uncertain. Also, though it is grammatically singular, the sense is plural.
    Tnx teacher! pls check this again

    Everyone have their allowance

    Tnx teacher so much!

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    Re: Please Check

    Please help me teacher...pls. pls . pls

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