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I am if sure if this sentence sounds correct or not,

"you can tell Rachel that your and her hunch was right"

For some reason my brain wants me to change the 'your' to 'yours'. Also should the 'hunch was' be plural or not?

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It may not sound correct - I would hesitate to use it - but it is grammatically fine. I'd probably use: "You can tell Rachel that the hunch both she and you had was right." –  Edwin Ashworth Jun 23 '13 at 22:03
    
Thank you. I had thought about changing the sentence to "You can tell Rachel that both of your hunches were right" but I felt that this sounded as though the hunches belonged to the person to whom I was speak. Correct? –  MattyBeales Jun 23 '13 at 22:07
    
Yes - here both refers to the (now two) hunches, not the person/s having them. –  Edwin Ashworth Jun 23 '13 at 22:17
    
Ahh, thank you very much. –  MattyBeales Jun 23 '13 at 22:18

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Your is an adjective, as is her. Yours is a pronoun.

In your sentence, you are describing the hunch or hunches. Your and her are correct as adjectives modifying hunch. Yours, the pronoun would be used if there were an existing referent which yours could relate back to, such as

You can tell Rachel that her hunch was right, as was yours

The singular is correct if they shared the same hunch. It should be plural if they each had a separate or different hunch.

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