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    #1

    one - one's; someone - their?

    Hello,
    Could you help me with the use of pronouns within the same sentence?
    I'm in a pickle when it comes to 'one' sometimes. Does it remain 'one', and 'one's' in the same sentence in contrast to someone which turns into 'their' or 'his/her'? Can 'one' never be followed by 'their' or 'his/her' within the same sentence? Correct me if I'm wrong, please.
    E.g. 1. One should be careful when packing ONE'S bag for a trip to the mountains. (Right)
    2. One should be careful when packing THEIR bag for a trip to the mountains. (Wrong)
    3. Someone is sure to lose THEIR bag on the way. (Right)
    4. Someone is sure to lose ONE'S bag on the way. (Wrong)

    Am I right or not?

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    #2

    Re: one - one's; someone - their?

    You are right. (Be consistent with the usage of "one" in a sentence.)

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: one - one's; someone - their?

    The old rule: When one begins a sentence with "one", one must continue to use "one" until the end.

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