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    They or it for inanimate noun in plural

    Hi.

    I don't remember, if I can for inanimate noun in plural use "they" or "it".

    Is it ok with the following sentence: "They are only stones!"

    Best wishes.
    Denis
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    Re: They or it for inanimate noun in plural

    Quote Originally Posted by denismurs View Post
    Hi.

    I don't remember. For inanimate plural noun​s should I use "they" or "it"?

    Is it okay (or OK0 with the following sentence: "They are only stones!"?

    Best wishes,
    Denis
    Use "they." "They are only stones!" is correct.
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    Re: They or it for inanimate noun in plural

    Quote Originally Posted by denismurs View Post

    I don't remember[no comma here] if I should use "they" or "it" for inanimate nouns in the plural.

    Is it ok with the following sentence OK? "They are only stones!"

    Yes, it is.

    (Cross-posted)

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