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    Question Correct or Wrong??

    According to my Co-worker she said that this sentence is ABSOLUTELY WRONG!!

    1. The student speaks ITS mind deliberately and loves to talk most of the time.

    Why?. . . according to my co0worker that the possessive "ITS" is not appropriate to use un this sentence.

    Also,

    2. The student was asked to comply with the given statements thrown to her in
    relation our topic today.


    Why?. . . . according to my co-worker the preposition "TO" should replaced by "AT" in this sentence.

    So,, does my co-worker tells the right grammar when we talk about "WORD FUNCTION"???


    THNX!!

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    Default Re: Correct or Wrong??

    hi

    your co-worker is telling you absolutely right ... you should correct the sentences as per her advice.

    thanks

    regards

    secondopinion

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    Default Re: Correct or Wrong??

    Quote Originally Posted by english001 View Post
    According to my Co-worker she said that this sentence is ABSOLUTELY WRONG!!

    1. The student speaks their mind deliberately and loves to talk most of the time.

    Why?. . . according to my co0worker that the possessive "ITS" is not appropriate to use un this sentence.

    Also,

    2. The student was asked to comply with the given statements thrown at her /hurled at her in relation to today's topic. (were the statements given or thrown? )

    Why?. . . . according to my co-worker the preposition "TO" should replaced by "AT" in this sentence.

    So,, does my co-worker tells the right grammar when we talk about "WORD FUNCTION"???


    THNX!!
    My two cents:

    use "their” as sexless singular pronoun, when you don't know whether it's a he or a she.

    'hurled at' was only a paranthesis
    Last edited by bianca; 04-Jul-2007 at 14:33.

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    Question Re: Correct or Wrong??

    So does it mean that I'd better use "their" as a pronoun in this sentence?... I just read about the pronoun "Its" whereas, it says that we use "its" to represent a PERSON or animal understood, previously mentioned, or about to be mentioned whose gender is unknown or disregarded .

    /Example: He horse had its saddle on (Dictionary.com)
    A child proud of its first drawings (from Merriam dictionary)


    So what about the function of "ITS" in these sentences?

    Please explain thank a lot!!

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    Wink Re: Correct or Wrong??

    It's "The" in my first example. The horse had its saddle. huh!

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