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Which of the following is correct?

The beaver is one of the few animals that changes its own environment.

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The beaver is one of the few animals that change their own environment.

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    The second one. There is a set of a few animals that change their own environment, and the beaver is a member of this set.
    – BillJ
    Commented Sep 4, 2022 at 17:36
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    First one's OK, too. There's no other meaning, and the their can be singular. Commented Sep 4, 2022 at 19:13
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    CGEL say the first is ok too. Here's a very interesting and informative post by your doppelgänger F.E. Commented Sep 4, 2022 at 20:05
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    The sentences are amenable to analysis. Leave open.
    – Anton
    Commented Sep 5, 2022 at 7:20
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    No one uses singular "their" for animals! And yes, the first could be seen as also correct, but only as an override. Semantically, the relative clause modifies "animals".
    – BillJ
    Commented Sep 5, 2022 at 9:26

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