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    "To each their own" or "Each To their own"??

    Hi, teachers:

    Just bumped into another confusion.

    I was compiling a list of often-used idioms. And "to each their own" came to mind.

    But I'm not sure if it shoud be "to each their own" or"each to their own"?

    Seems that online dictionaries tend to list the idiom as "each to their own", but I've definitely heard people say "to each their own". And I just found that there was even an old moviw with that name. "To Each His Own" (starring Olivia de Havilland).

    Are they both acceptable?? Or are they two different idioms?

    Many thanks in advance.:)

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    Re: "To each their own" or "Each To their own"??

    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

    Hello pinbong,

    When in conversation, I've heard "to each their own" used often.
    Last edited by Gnome; 25-Nov-2010 at 06:28.

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    Re: "To each their own" or "Each To their own"??

    As far as I know, the original saying was 'to each his own'.

    As it uses the masculine his, some modern users of the expression change this to their.

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