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    He/she & his/her & him/her VS they & their & them

    Hi!

    Are the following sentences both correct?

    1) Apparently, someone has misplaced his/her umbrella. He/she must have forgotten it. I'll try to find one that owns it and give his/her umbrella back to him/her.
    2) Apparently, someone has misplaced their umbrella. They must have forgotten it. I'll try to find one that owns it and give their umbrella back to them.

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    Re: He/she & his/her & him/her VS they & their & them

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    Hi!

    Are the following sentences both correct?

    1) Apparently, someone has misplaced his/her umbrella. He/she must have forgotten it. I'll try to find one that owns it and give his/her umbrella back to him/her. If you are certain that the owner is/was a he or she.
    2) Apparently, someone has misplaced their umbrella. They must have forgotten it. I'll try to find one that owns it and give their umbrella back to them. Could be used whether or not you know it is/was a he or she.
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    Re: He/she & his/her & him/her VS they & their & them

    Instead of "the one that owns it" try "whoever owns it."
    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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