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  1. navi t
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    family

    Which is correct:
    1-His family were robbed of their inheritance.
    2-His family was robbed of their inheritance.

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    Re: family

    [1] They each were robbed.
    [2] The group as a whole was robbed.

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    Re: family

    Thanks a lot Cas,

    I think I made a mistake though. I think the second one should be:
    2-His family was robbed of ITS inheritance.

    If 'family' is singular then the pronoun corresponding to it would be 'it', wouldn't it?

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    Re: family

    Right you are.

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