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    Is a company a "she" or "It"

    i need to write a contract for my company , i need to know if a company is a "She/Her" or "it".
    for example:

    "Circumstances that are beyond her control" or
    "Circumstances that are beyond it control" ??

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    Re: Is a company a "she" or "It"

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    One of the most important things to remember when using written English is that you must stick to the following rules:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".


    Quote Originally Posted by rodnikosh View Post
    i I need to write a contract for my company. iI need to know if a company is a "She/Her" or "it".
    fFor example:

    "Circumstances that are beyond her control"or
    "Circumstances that are beyond it control"
    ??

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    Re: Is a company a "she" or "It"

    '...beyond its control.'

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    Re: Is a company a "she" or "It"

    Or "our" control, if you consider yourself part of the company. But you wouldn't use that in a contract. You would probably use "the company's control."

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    Re: Is a company a "she" or "It"

    Or "beyond their control" - companies fall into that group of nouns which are often referred to as plurals.

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    Re: Is a company a "she" or "It"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Or "our" control, if you consider yourself part of the company. But you wouldn't use that in a contract. You would probably use "the company's control."
    Having written a number of these, and read more than I care to remember, I would use "the control of the Company (generally capitalized)", or, "the Company's control".

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    Re: Is a company a "she" or "It"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Having written a number of these, and read more than I care to remember, I would use "the control of the Company (generally capitalized)", or, "the Company's control".
    Yes, usually "the Company" is defined early in the legal document. It's better than "the party of the first part."

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    Re: Is a company a "she" or "It"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes, usually "the Company" is defined early in the legal document. It's better than "the party of the first part."
    Are you a Marx Brothers fan?
    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: Is a company a "she" or "It"

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    Are you a Marx Brothers fan?
    No, but I understand they did a bit around this.

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