How do you use their in a sentence?


How do you use their in a sentence?

Reviewing some examples of “their” in a sentence should help you get its usage right.

  1. The red one is their house.
  2. The beagle is their dog.
  3. Going to the store was their idea.
  4. They’re in over their heads.
  5. Joe and Sue always want things their way.
  6. I didn’t know that it was their cat.
  7. Their dog is always barking.

Where is their used?

“Their” is used to indicate possession; it replaces a singular or plural noun. Example 1: This is their dog. In this sentence, “their” is used to refer to a dog that is owned. Example 2: The house is theirs.

Is their grammatically correct?

The use of their is increasingly common and should simply be accepted by grammarians, though it will probably take a century or so before the high and mighty accept this increasingly common usage.

How do you pluralize their?

Often expressions can be pluralized to make the “they” or “their” indisputably proper: “All of them have brought their own lunches.” “People” can often be substituted for “each.”

Does their take singular or plural?

It’s easy to find examples of ”they,” “them,” and “their” used as singular pronouns. Linguists call this usage “the singular (or epicene) they”: If a driver is stopped for speeding, they will be asked to produce their license.

Is it plural after their?

Their X just means X belongs to multiple people. If each of the “their” has an X, then you are talking about multiple Xs, and should use the plural form of X. If everyone in the “their” group is sharing a single X, you would use a singular X. An each can emphasize the “everyone has their own X” and can override this.

Can their be singular?

They, their, them, themselves: English lacks a common-gender third person singular pronoun that can be used to refer to indefinite pronouns (such as everyone, anyone, someone). Writers and speakers have supplied this lack by using the plural pronouns.