someone digs their way into somewhere

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Can we say that "someone digs their way into somewhere"? For example "Israel has installed security systems at their boarders. They have installed them underneath the ground so that terrorists cannot dig a tunnel from any adjoining country to enter Israel. They cannot dig their way in Israel."

It got posted by mistake. I can't delete it sorry.
 

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Can we say that "[STRIKE]someone[/STRIKE]people dig[STRIKE]s[/STRIKE] their way into somewhere"? For example "Israel has installed security systems [STRIKE]at [/STRIKE] along their [STRIKE]boarders[/STRIKE] borders. They have installed them [STRIKE]underneath the ground[/STRIKE] underground so that terrorists cannot dig [STRIKE]a [/STRIKE]tunnels from any adjoining country to enter Israel. They cannot dig their way into Israel."

[STRIKE]It got[/STRIKE] I posted this by mistake. I can't delete it, sorry.
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someone digs their way - You still have not got the subject-verb agreement right.
 

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How can you have posted such a long question by mistake?
 

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How can you have posted such a long question by mistake?

Actually, I was going to post it on WR forums but I mistakenly posted it here. I had the pages of both the forums open on two different tabs. By mistake I must have clicked on the other tab on which UE page was open. While posting I paid attention towards what I was writing but forgot to check the name of the forum.
 

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someone digs their way - You still have not got the subject-verb agreement right.

What is wrong with this? Someone is singular. Am I correct? We say "someone does something".
 

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I have no issues with someone digs their way. Some people don't like the plural used here, but I think that not making it gender-specific and not using his/her works better.
 

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Someone does something (in) their (own) way.
 

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Can we have someone( singular) does something their(plural) way?
 

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'Their' means 'his' or 'her' when the gender of 'someone' is unknown.
 
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