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    them/it ,m,

    A girl is carrying lots of registers in her hand. I ask her " Are you taking THEM down in the staff room?"

    What should I say " taking THEM or IT down in the staff room" ?

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    Re: them/it ,m,

    Quote Originally Posted by rainyday View Post
    A girl is carrying lots of registers in her hand. I ask her " Are you taking THEM down in the staff room?"

    What should I say " taking THEM or IT down in the staff room" ?
    I'm not sure what "registers" are, but "registers" is mutiple so 'them' is correct.

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    Re: them/it ,m,

    Quote Originally Posted by rainyday View Post
    A girl is carrying lots of registers in her hand. I ask her " Are you taking THEM down in the staff room?"

    What should I say " taking THEM or IT down to the staff room" ?
    Hi,

    I think to is the right word.

    Correct me if i am wrong.

    Regards,
    Anish
    (Not a teacher)

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    #4

    Re: them/it ,m,

    You're correct - TO the staff room.
    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: them/it ,m,

    Quote Originally Posted by anishjp View Post
    Hi,

    I think to is the right word. It certainly is more likely, but "in" can be grammatically correct also. And "in" is what the OP wrote, so that's what I went with.


    With "in", it means that the registers were hanging in the staff room, and the girl is taking them down from the bulletin board or wherever they were hanging in the staff room and carrying them somewhere else.
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    Re: them/it ,m,

    What I want to know is about the correct pronoun for the things, like here attendance registers ( musters). Should I use THEM OR IT for the things like tables, chairs, notebooks?

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    Re: them/it ,m,

    Quote Originally Posted by rainyday View Post
    What I want to know is about the correct pronoun for the things, like here attendance registers ( musters). Should I use THEM OR IT for the things like tables, chairs, notebooks?
    See post #2.

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