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In this above situation, the question is that “What happens if we change our sleep pattern often?” and my brother had to fill in the blanks.

A: ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ .

So he answered, “Our bodies lose their rhythm.”.

But his teacher said the answer was wrong. The correct answer which she wants is

“Our body loses its rhythm.”

My brother’s answer is wrong?
I would like to know if this answer is incorrect or not and if not, what is the difference in meaning between them.


Your brother's got a strong case: the teacher changed the pronoun to 'we' so your brother correspondingly pluralised his answer, rather than simply using a verbatim quote. The sense of it remains the same.

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