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    Regarding a pronoun, "its" and "their".

    Sentence: "She, CNN and its/their journos are betting for reform bill only because of their leanings."

    My question/doubt: Which pronoun would be right for this sentence, its or their ? Please explain with reasons.

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    Re: Regarding a pronoun, "its" and "their".

    Either one.

    If you think of CNN as a massive, single entity, then use "its."

    If you think of CNN as made up of many people, then use "their."

    By the way, don't use or see "journos" in my day-to-day life. Where is that from? The sentence is also missing an article before "reform bill."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Regarding a pronoun, "its" and "their".

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Either one.

    If you think of CNN as a massive, single entity, then use "its."

    If you think of CNN as made up of many people, then use "their."

    By the way, don't use or see "journos" in my day-to-day life. Where is that from? The sentence is also missing an article before "reform bill."
    Thanks for the answer. Regarding the word journos yes I think you are right I have also seen people using it not often-ly. The word journo is used by Asians, Britons mainly, I guess. You can find this word in Wordweb dictionary software. It's a free software.

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