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    Whom refers *their*?

    Hi everybody!
    I have some problems with the following sentence:

    The XY is a big organization, and if a reporter goes to the Pentagon, it is hard to find the right person. We write stories so reporters can envision what *their* angle might look like.

    Do *their* refers to journalists? Or the organization as a collective noun? The second case seems more logical to me, but I'm not sure. What's your opinion?
    Thanks a lot in advance.
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    Re: Whom refers *their*?

    I assume reporters, but why would they write stories for reporters, when reporters write their own stories?
    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: Whom refers *their*?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I assume reporters, but why would they write stories for reporters, when reporters write their own stories?
    Thanks for answering...
    XY post stories on a blog, reporters read them and then write their own stories. For this reason I supposed that reporters envision XY's point of view....

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    Re: Whom refers *their*?

    In that case, their certainly refers to reporters, but I don't know many reporters who work that way.
    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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