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    Everyone...their

    Is it correct to say, "Everyone brought their partner to the party."?

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    Re: Everyone...their

    Quote Originally Posted by hdrao View Post
    Is it correct to say, "Everyone brought their partner to the party."?
    I think so!


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    Re: Everyone...their

    Quote Originally Posted by hdrao View Post
    Is it correct to say, "Everyone brought their partner to the party."?
    I think partner should be plural partners.

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    Re: Everyone...their

    Quote Originally Posted by iloveu View Post
    I think partner should be plural partners.
    Oh yes!

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    Re: Everyone...their

    "Everyone" is singular so strictly speaking your sentence is incorrect. The most correct sentence would be with 'his or her partner', but this is a bit cumbersome so people usually say 'Everyone brought their partner to the party.'
    If you say 'partners', it sounds like each person may have more than one partner.


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    Re: Everyone...their

    Thank you, 2006. Your thread is most helpful.

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    Re: Everyone...their

    okay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    "Everyone" is singular so strictly speaking your sentence is incorrect. The most correct sentence would be with 'his or her partner', but this is a bit cumbersome so people usually say 'Everyone brought their partner to the party.'
    If you say 'partners', it sounds like each person may have more than one partner.

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