Student or Learner
I read in a grammar book that plural forms are almost always used with countable
nouns after plural possessive pronouns when we talk about several people each
doing the same thing although I have come across sentences
like . `Lots of people have lost their job as a result of the economic
crisis.` instead of `Lots of people have lost their jobs as a result of
the economic crisis.`
I feel almost certain this grammar rule applies when body parts and clothes are referred to.
I would like to ask you what you think and what the standard rules are regarding
this subject. Which form in the example sentences below do you consider correct and
- Most dog owners love their pet/their pets.
- Nowadays, it is very hard for some home owners to keep their home/their homes.
- It is not always easy for us to get rid of our bad habit/our bad habits.
- The teacher asked his students to open their textbook/their textbooks.
Looking forward to your point of views.
Greetings from Bavaria
I would use the plural in all of your examples.