"Everyone.... his"

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"Everyone.... his"

Post by Brahman » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:32 am

Is it wrong to use "his" (instead of "their") in the following sentence?

1. I am grateful to everyone for his help all these years.

Am I being hyper-correct in the following?

2. I am grateful to everyone, especially to the teachers, for his help all these years.

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Re: "Everyone.... his"

Post by Joe » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:47 pm

I am grateful to everyone for his help all these years. :ok:

I am grateful to everyone, especially to the teachers, for his help all these years. :nok:

I am grateful to everyone, especially to every teacher, for his help all these years. :ok:

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