Indefinite and Possessive Pronouns

by Roland

I'm always a bit uncertain when I use an indefinite pronoun, what the correct corresponding possessive would be. As an example: "ONE should know, what THEIR task is at work".


Would this be correct?
Hi Roland, you are right! You would use "their" whenever you don't know if it is a man or a woman or who it is in general.

Examples:

  • One should keep their bag close to them when at the airport.

  • One shouldn't leave their car unlocked in the street.

  • Someone left their keys in the door.

  • Comments for Indefinite and Possessive Pronouns

    Click here to add your own comments

    Jul 10, 2009
    Thanks
    by: Roland

    Thanks for the explanation

    Click here to add your own comments

    Return to ask your grammar questions here..

    Still looking?  Search the site for exactly what you need using the site search box below.

    Happy exploring!

    Discover these Amazing ESL Materials!

    It's English Time! English Express! 5 Simple Steps to Better Writing! English Harmony 2.0! Pronunciation Power!
    Effortless English! Best Accent Training! Ola Zur! English Grammar Revolution! English Success

    Sign-up For The Learn English Newsletter

    Your E-mail Address
    Your First Name (optional)
    Then

    Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
    I promise to use it only to send you Learn English Newsletter.

    Every month I get the learning English newsletter and it helps me improve my English.  it is very cool! - Inara