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    My or his/her

    In this sentence are both acceptable or only one of the forms

    As I am a well organised person, who feels confident when having to make my/her own decisions, I feel I would be able to cope with self employment, whereas others may fail.

    I chose my but "my" teacher said "her".

    Any comments are welcome.

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    Re: My or his/her

    I wouldn't use either. I would simplify the sentence, removing "person" so you don't have to worry about "my/his/her" etc.

    I am well-organised and confident making decisions.
    I am well-organised and a confident decision-maker.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My or his/her

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Spanner:


    In my OPINION, I think that your teacher suggested "her" because of the word "person."

    "I am a well-organized person who feels confident when having to make her own decisions."

    As you know, "who" refers to the word "person."

    "Person" is third person, so you would use "her" (if the person is female), "his" (if the person is male), or "his or her" / "their" (if one does not know the person's gender).

    For example: "I am a student of English who loves his grammar books." ("Who" refers to "student [third person], not "I.")


    James

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