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What is correct? Companies and their members or

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What is correct? Companies and their members or  [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 06:08
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What is correct?

Companies and their members

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Companies and its members
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Re: Quick SC question [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 10:29
the first one ... their is plural form possessive pronoun. its is singular possessive pronoun. Companies is singular so their is correct.
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Re: Quick SC question [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 12:38
Do you mean Companies is plural?

I also thought that since company is not a person, it doesn't can't take "their", it should be "it" for a thing.

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the first one ... their is plural form possessive pronoun. its is singular possessive pronoun. Companies is singular so their is correct.
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Re: Quick SC question [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 12:46
I was thinking first one was right.... but may be I am wrong then .... can some one post more thoughts on it?
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Re: Quick SC question [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 13:15
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Companies and their members

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Companies and its members


when confused try to make things simple. Think in the simplistic way possible. Ask yourself Is the word "Companies" a singular or plural? you can clearly say plural.. then what type of pronoun should we use for it? clearly a plural pronoun.

Statement "Companies and their members" is correct.

Statement "Companies and its members" will be correct if we say "Company and its members".

Always try to avoid confusions.
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Re: Quick SC question [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 06:23
Yes Companies is the plural form of company. Hence the first one is correct . otherwise it should be company and its members.
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Do you mean Companies is plural?

I also thought that since company is not a person, it doesn't can't take "their", it should be "it" for a thing.

ugimba wrote:
the first one ... their is plural form possessive pronoun. its is singular possessive pronoun. Companies is singular so their is correct.
Re: Quick SC question   [#permalink] 13 Jan 2009, 06:23
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