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# PowerScore Q, help pls

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a question from PowerScore sentence correction bible, p. 116, Q 2

Q: The bank has offered so many convenient services, such as checking by phone and online banking, that many of their customers no longer visit the bank itself.

The correct answer of the underlined part is: that many of its customers no longer visit the bank itself.

However, I chose the answer: that many of its customers no longer visit the bank him or herself

what do you guys think?

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23 Feb 2011, 08:23
The correct asnwer choice will refer to customer as customers - and not distinguish them by genders.

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23 Feb 2011, 09:30
gmat1220 wrote:
The correct asnwer choice will refer to customer as customers - and not distinguish them by genders.

I agree with you that the correct answer choice should refer customers, then so in this case, the end "....the bank itself" should actually be the ".... the bank themselves". However this choice does not exist.
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23 Feb 2011, 09:37
bank themselves - bank = singular. it should be "itself" if you want to use not "themselves"
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I agree with you that the correct answer choice should refer customers, then so in this case, the end "....the bank itself" should actually be the ".... the bank themselves". However this choice does not exist.

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23 Feb 2011, 10:46
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It is not logical to say that a customer or customers no longer visit oneself or themselves. Can somebody visit himself? The idea of using this reflexive pronoun ‘itself’ is to emphasize the needlessness of visiting the bank. Hence the singular pronoun ‘itself’ is required to refer to the singular bank.
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