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    Which one is correct?

    Hi:


    Grammatically we are supposed to refer to countries, companies as it but I have found personalized countries and companies. Lets see:

    Colombia is a beautiful country but its inhabitants want to emigrate. or: Colombia is a beautiful country but his inhabitants want to emigrate, even: Colombia is a beautiful country but their inhabitants want to emigrate.

    The same for company (ies):
    This company is the richest in the world and his employees are rich too.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Nature: countries, land, water, mountains, and so on, are referred to as 'she' or 'her'. Sentence 1 is ok. Sentence 2 should be 'her inhabitants'. Sentence 3 is not ok. 'Columbia' is singular so 'their' should be singular 'its' or 'her'. Sentence for is not ok. It should be 'its' or 'her'.

    1. Colombia is a beautiful country but its inhabitants want to emigrate.
    2. Colombia is a beautiful country but his inhabitants want to emigrate.
    3. Colombia is a beautiful country but their inhabitants want to emigrate.
    4. This company is the richest in the world and his employees are rich too.

    :D

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Homophone alert!

    for/four

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Turn off the alarm. It was just a typo

    Sentence four....

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    Note to self: take time to spellcheck

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