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    Question pronouns

    Mr. and Mrs. Douglas are at a travel agency getting some information about their tours.
    What does their refer to?

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    Re: pronouns

    The travel agency, but I only know that because I know travel agencies deal in tours. If the sentence were "Mr. and Mrs. Douglas are at a travel agency getting some advice about their plans", their would apply to Mr and Mrs D. Of course it would be clearer if the pronoun agreed: "Mr. and Mrs. Douglas are at a travel agency getting some information about its tours", but few people would insist on that degree of correctness (or would they - stay tuned.)

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