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Which one is better..!!!

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15 Jul 2008, 18:34
I have a doubt in following sentences..

Jim may not be elected CEO by the board because he does not meet their standards.

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Jim may not be elected CEO by the board because he does not meet its standards.

Which one is better and why..???
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15 Jul 2008, 18:41
diehard4 wrote:
I have a doubt in following sentences..

Jim may not be elected CEO by the board because he does not meet their standards.

OR

Jim may not be elected CEO by the board because he does not meet its standards.

Which one is better and why..???

"Their" in first sentence is wrong; it can't refer back to "the board"
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15 Jul 2008, 19:00
I agree, although "their" does refer back to "the board", it is incorrect.

While "the board" is a collection of individual people, the word groups them all together in a singular collection. When you have a single thing comprised of smaller parts, it can be confusing, but the correct pronoun is "its".
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