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Re: When the Republican Party was the minority party, the number [#permalink]
06 May 2014, 19:32
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Re: possesive pronoun [#permalink]
07 May 2014, 18:42
Nice work to everybody on this one. Quick addition:
Beware when you have a split between "its" and "their." The GMAT loves to test your understanding of "its" and "their." These are two of the "deadly five" pronouns.
"Although the company has changed their policies recently..." "Although the company has changed its policies recently..."
"Every team in the league should submit their schedule by November." "Every team in the league should submit its schedule by November."
In both of these examples, you need to use the second example because both "the company" and "everyone" are singular.
Happy to field questions!
Does the usage of singular/plural pronouns also depends upon the fact whether the collective noun is acting together or not?
For eg. "The jury was divided in its/their opinion." I feel it should be their since they are divided. or "The cricket team is/are practicing on the field." Here it should be are.
Good news if your question is related to what's test on the GMAT.
Fortunately, the GMAC does not test you on this subjective behavior of collective nouns.
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Re: possesive pronoun
07 May 2014, 18:42