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    #1

    I am just a student who has to do my/his . . .

    Hi,

    *self-made*

    - I am just a student who has to do my/his homework all the time.

    I would like to ask if I should use 'my' or 'his' in the sentence. I gather both are OK but 'his' could refer to another person, for example a bully guy.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by ademoglu; 30-Jun-2015 at 13:52. Reason: the word 'grammar' deleted.

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    #2

    Re: I am just a student who has to do my/his . . .

    Use "my".

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    #3

    Re: I am just a student who has to do my/his . . .

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

    Hello, Ademoglu:

    I shall keep my opinion to myself.

    I do, however, suggest that you go to the Google search engine and type in:

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    Re: I am just a student who has to do my/his . . .

    That link does not work, James.

    Please find the thread you are referring to and cut and paste the URL (that's the line at the top beginning forum.wordreference.com/threads).

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    Re: I am just a student who has to do my/his . . .

    What I concluded after the post that you shared is that we can use 'his' or 'my' in my original post, I think.

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    #7

    Re: I am just a student who has to do my/his . . .

    What is the word "grammar" doing at the end of your sentence?
    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: I am just a student who has to do my/his . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    What is the word "grammar" doing at the end of your sentence?
    I wrote it by mistake. Sorry. I will delete it.

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    Re: I am just a student who has to do my/his . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    'his' could refer to another person
    I think you can add 'own' after 'his', but I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: I am just a student who has to do my/his . . .

    You could but it would be tautologous in my opinion. Students are never given someone else's homework to do. If you are given homework, it is for you to do. It is, by definition, your homework and therefore your own homework.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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