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Post  Thu, Apr 12 2018, 12:07 pm
amother wrote:
So it's third person?
And if we say Each one of you it's also his/her?


Yes.

It's an awkward construct, and sounds strange because with the word "you" next to the verb, we want to make it second person. So a clear writer/speaker would avoid the situation.

But technically, the correct sentence would be "each of you needs to turn in her homework."

As opposed to, "Miriam, you need to turn in your homework."
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FranticFrummie









  


Post  Thu, Apr 12 2018, 12:24 pm
Just do what they do in the American southern states.

Y'all = singular

All y'all = plural
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Amethyst


Post  Thu, Apr 12 2018, 3:08 pm
imasinger wrote:
Yes.

It's an awkward construct, and sounds strange because with the word "you" next to the verb, we want to make it second person. So a clear writer/speaker would avoid the situation.

But technically, the correct sentence would be "each of you needs to turn in her homework."

As opposed to, "Miriam, you need to turn in your homework."

Thank you for this.
You've given me much clarity.
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Post  Sun, Apr 15 2018, 2:39 pm
Imasinger, you were so helpful with that last one, so I'm bringing this one up again. If you, or anyone else, can help me, I'd appreciate it.
imasinger wrote:
"Each of us" = "every individual in this group". It doesn't matter how big the group is; "each" in this example means "one person." Therefore it's singular.

"All of you" = "the whole group". Therefore, it's plural, and would take a plural pronoun.

All of you is plural because it's a group. I get that.

What about this example?
"All of you should bring your/their sneakers tomorrow."

Wih "Each of you" the conclusion was to use his/her because it's third person. Does the same apply to "all"?

What about "All of us"? Again with each of us, it's third person (his/her). But what about once it's all and it's plural? Is it also third person (their)? Or is it first person (our)?

Again, ladies, I know it's preferable to rephrase the awkward phraseology. This is more about theoretically categorizing these indefinite pronouns. Thanks!
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imasinger









  


Post  Sun, Apr 15 2018, 3:52 pm
amother wrote:
Imasinger, you were so helpful with that last one, so I'm bringing this one up again. If you, or anyone else, can help me, I'd appreciate it.
All of you is plural because it's a group. I get that.

What about this example?
"All of you should bring your/their sneakers tomorrow."

Wih "Each of you" the conclusion was to use his/her because it's third person. Does the same apply to "all"?

What about "All of us"? Again with each of us, it's third person (his/her). But what about once it's all and it's plural? Is it also third person (their)? Or is it first person (our)?

Again, ladies, I know it's preferable to rephrase the awkward phraseology. This is more about theoretically categorizing these indefinite pronouns. Thanks!


The word "all" is different from the word "each."

"Each" is always singular, referring to one person/thing.

"All" is indefinite. Therefore, the correct verb usually matches the word following "of."

"All of you should bring your sneakers."

"All of us used our umbrellas."

But

"Each of them signed his own name to the document."

Does that help?

You can find more information and other indefinite pronouns listed here:

http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000027.htm
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amother




Amethyst


Post  Tue, Apr 17 2018, 10:12 pm
imasinger wrote:
The word "all" is different from the word "each."

"Each" is always singular, referring to one person/thing.

"All" is indefinite. Therefore, the correct verb usually matches the word following "of."

"All of you should bring your sneakers."

"All of us used our umbrellas."

But

"Each of them signed his own name to the document."

Does that help?

You can find more information and other indefinite pronouns listed here:

http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000027.htm

That does help. Thanks loads! Maybe next time I'll just PM you. Wink

I knew that "all" takes the number (singular/plural status) of the word following the "of" (aka the object of preposition), but I wasn't sure it takes its person (first, second, third) too.
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imasinger









  


Post  Tue, Apr 17 2018, 10:20 pm
You are most welcome. Smile
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