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    #1

    his family is/are having their dinner

    I have chosen a plural verb for the question below due to the presence of 'their'. In the absence of 'their', I would have chosen 'is'. Is my way of thinking incorrect since 'His family' is clearly singular.

    His family are having their dinner tonight at the Coast Garden.

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    Re: his family is/are having their dinner

    "His family are having dinner" would, I think, be correct in British English.

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    Re: his family is/are having their dinner

    It would.

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