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    "it" used to refer to "them"

    Hello,

    Could you tell me why the person B used "it" to refer to "them" used by person A.

    A: "I'll print you a copy and then drop them off."
    B: "Make sure you drop it off before five because I have to leave early."


    Thank you for your help in advance.

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    Re: "it" used to refer to "them"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hello,

    Could you tell me why the person B used "it" to refer to "them" used by person A.

    A: "I'll print you a copy and then drop them off."
    B: "Make sure you drop it off before five because I have to leave early."


    Thank you for your help in advance.
    What I don't understand is why Person A used "them". He clearly says that he is going to print a copy for Person B and then take that copy to Person B. Consequently, it should read:

    A: I'll print you a copy and then drop it off.
    B: Make sure you drop it off before five ...

    If Person A is going to make a copy and then deliver both the copy and the original to Person B, then "them" should be used in both sentences.

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