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    #1

    He is doing it at its best.

    1) He is doing it at its best.

    2) He is doing it at his best.

    3) This is the comedy at its best.

    Please check my sentences.

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    #2

    Re: He is doing it at its best.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) He is doing it at its (in) the best possible way.

    2) He is doing it at his best.

    3) This is the comedy at its best.

    Please check my sentences.
    See above.

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    #3

    Re: He is doing it at its best.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    See above.
    Okay so we cannot use it for living things. We use it for other things "it was a race at its best" is it correct?

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    #4

    Re: He is doing it at its best.

    We do use "it" for animals and babies.

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    #5

    Re: He is doing it at its best.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    We do use "it" for animals and babies.
    Could you please provide me with some examples so that I can understand better?

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    #6

    Re: He is doing it at its best.

    I have a dog. It is 8 months old.
    Patricia is pregnant. Is it a boy or a girl?

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    #7

    Re: He is doing it at its best.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    I have a dog. It is 8 months old.
    Patricia is pregnant. Is it a boy or a girl?
    No, you got it wrong. I wasn't asking for "it". I was asking for "at its best". Sorry I confused you.

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    #8

    Re: He is doing it at its best.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Okay, so we cannot use "it" for living things.
    That's incorrect.
    This tree is ancient. It is at least 2000 years old. Its ecosystem is truly unique.

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    #9

    Re: He is doing it at its best.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I was asking for "at its best".
    Football, at its best, is fantastic to watch.

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    #10

    Re: He is doing it at its best.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Patricia is pregnant. Is it a boy or a girl?
    This is more to do with the indeterminacy of the gender and not really about being a baby.

    You could equally say I can see someone coming. I can't tell if it's a man or woman.

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