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Is this sentence correct or do the pronouns need to match one way or the other?

"Please join your classmates for a reception to celebrate our 25th reunion"

  • (assuming of course that 'our' counts as a pronoun here--adjective?) :) – EHA Feb 6 '15 at 18:59
  • "Your wish is our command", "Your comfort is our goal", "Our staff is available 24/7 for your convenience", and any number of other examples. :-) – Hellion Feb 6 '15 at 19:14
  • @EHA Neither pronoun nor adjective: determiner. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Feb 6 '15 at 19:55
  • I think the thing that's confusing him in this specific case is that our refers to the same group as your classmates. It seems like it should be their 25th reunion. – Barmar Feb 6 '15 at 23:02
  • If you were posh you could say 'Your face or ours?' – JonMark Perry Feb 7 '15 at 2:36
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Yes, this is grammatical. There is no rule that disallows the use of "your" and "our" in the same sentence: You can find your book in our expanded library.

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    I don't think he was asking a general question about these words in any context, but this particular case. – Barmar Feb 6 '15 at 23:03

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