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Many research scholars choose Noam Chomsky as the topic for ------- research paper. Options:- a) Their; b) His; c) Her;?
- Anonymous1 month ago
"scholarS" --- their
If you said "his" or "her", no one would know to whom you were referring.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month ago
In this case, you must use the plural pronoun because it refers to a plural subject (researchers). However, in modern American English, we would also likely use "their" even if we were only talking about one researcher. It is better to get the number wrong than the sex wrong.
Whether you ought to use paper singular or papers plural depends on whether the researchers are writing a single paper, together, or each writing their own unique papers.
That is our house (where my family lives). Those are our houses (where our families live). The number of the possessive pronoun does not depend on the number of the noun it is applied to, it depends on the number of the owners to which the possessive refers. her paper, our paper, her papers, our papers.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
a)..........................Although it might be more accurate to say papers.