Posted by heidi on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 4:08pm.
What is grammatically wrong with the following sentence?
"If someone feels they haven’t been treated respectfully, the odds are they’re right."
english grammar - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 4:25pm
Please see my answer to your last post. Note in this sentence there are two pronoun errors.
We'll be glad to check your answer.
english grammar - GuruBlue, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 4:36pm
It would be better here to change the subject noun than to change the pronouns.
english grammar - heidi, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 4:41pm
So would I change it to the following:
The word someone is singular. Therefore you would change they’re to he or she.
english grammar - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 4:45pm
You could do it that way -- but Guru's suggestion is better and not as awkward. Change someone to a plural pronoun.
english grammar - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 4:49pm
Or a plural noun.
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