1. We each are accountable for our own families.
2. We are each responsible for his own family.
The above sentences come from the chapter of concord of a grammar book written by a Chinese professor of English. Sentence 2 sounds odd to me. I'd like to know if native speakers would say such things.
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by joham; 09-May-2008 at 14:13.
Reason: a typo.
Joham. You're right that the second option does not sound right. Obviously, 'we' and 'his' does not match, where as 'we' and 'our' does. But also to use 'his' rather points to male led families. As you can imagine, there are some families which are led by women (some would argue that they are in fact better led!)