It is currently 24 Mar 2018, 18:15

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# What is correct? Companies and their members or

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
Retired Moderator
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 920
What is correct? Companies and their members or  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2009, 07:08
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

What is correct?

Companies and their members

or

Companies and its members

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Director
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 687
Re: Quick SC question [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2009, 11:29
the first one ... their is plural form possessive pronoun. its is singular possessive pronoun. Companies is singular so their is correct.
Retired Moderator
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 920
Re: Quick SC question [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2009, 13:38
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.

ugimba wrote:
the first one ... their is plural form possessive pronoun. its is singular possessive pronoun. Companies is singular so their is correct.
Director
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 687
Re: Quick SC question [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2009, 13:46
I was thinking first one was right.... but may be I am wrong then .... can some one post more thoughts on it?
Intern
Joined: 09 Oct 2008
Posts: 18
Re: Quick SC question [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2009, 14:15
Quote:
Companies and their members

or

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.
VP
Joined: 18 May 2008
Posts: 1200
Re: Quick SC question [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2009, 07:23
Yes Companies is the plural form of company. Hence the first one is correct . otherwise it should be company and its members.
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.

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Re: Quick SC question   [#permalink] 13 Jan 2009, 07:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# What is correct? Companies and their members or

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.