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  1. Key Member
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    Everyone...their or your?

    The teacher turned to the class and said: 'Everyone who brings lunch, put it on their desk.' She walked around the rows staring into lunch boxes, nodding at some and frowning a little at others. She stopped at Walter Cunningham's desk. 'Where's yours?' she asked. (Taken from my textbook)

    I thought the teacher should have said 'Everyone who brings lunch, put it on your desk.' How would you native speakers express it in situations like this?
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Everyone...their or your?

    I think you are right.

    P.S. : I am not a teacher of English. Just someone who loves the language.




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