their food 還是 its food

I have been to that Japanese restaurant , their food is great.

應該是單數所以用its吧

難道說 their代表的是 餐廳裡的人 所以複數?

看到很多網路上評論都打their food is nice

不知道是亞洲文法太差 習慣以中文思考 (他們的食物很好吃) 還是外國人將錯就錯

麻煩給我一個正確解答 謝謝

Update:

忘了+ and 請無視

Update 2:

所以英文表達一個服務業的所有格通常是指在此服務業的員工而非本身囉?

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  • Louis
    Lv 7
    5 years ago
    Best Answer

    You use their instead of 'his or her' to indicate that something belongs or relates to a person without saying whether that person is a man or a woman. Some people think this use is incorrect.

    see p.1615 Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners

    現代英語通常用their來代替his/her,以避免一定要分出性別的單數代名詞。

    在你句子裡的their food可視為是餐廳「裡的那些服務人員們所供應」的食物,而不是「餐廳」的食物。中文也可能用同樣的講法:我去了那間餐廳,但(他們的)服務很差。

    2015-05-27 09:47:28 補充:

    they/their常常是指a group of people,而非某一個人。

    2015-05-29 11:52:36 補充:

    they/their指的是members of a group

    2015-05-30 11:32:14 補充:

    I have been to that Japanese restaurant; the food there is great.這樣寫也是可以的。

  • 5 years ago

    如果沒把握的話,the food也可以打發了。

  • 5 years ago

    多數人習慣用their,而且比較常聽到的口語說法是: They have good food.

  • 5 years ago

    its是 the restaurant's

    那 their是什麼的所有格?

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  • 5 years ago

    習慣上是用their food.是因為餐館是人在經營的。

    但是用its food也聽得懂。

    我是任為這不是對錯的問題。只是習慣上醬子而已

    2015-05-27 03:57:42 補充:

    >那 their是什麼的所有格?

    The restaurant operators'

    2015-05-27 05:05:22 補充:

    Let me give you one more example:

    I went to a club last night and their waiters were super cute.

    "their" is commonly used for no reason.

    2015-05-27 13:06:34 補充:

    > 所以英文表達一個服務業的所有格...

    可以給你一個非服務業的例子嗎?

    I went to the White House yesterday and their bathrooms were super clean.

  • 5 years ago

    是its food因為是代表它(餐廳)的食物

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