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Questions tagged [possessive-pronouns]

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Why is “whomse” not a word?

I often hear people say something like For whose benefit is that? Should it not be For whomse benefit is that Who -> Whom Whose -> Whomse I know "whomse" is not a real word. My question is: ...
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Should “everyone's” be followed by a singular or plural noun? [duplicate]

Ex. What would be right: ... that caught everyone's eye. ... that caught everyone's eyes.
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Non-standard British use of possessive “me”

Native North American speaker here. It's fairly common in certain British dialects to substitute "me" for "my" (Shiver me timbers) in informal speech. My impression is that some speakers mix the ...
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You're in the same situation as me / mine

Which one is correct? "You're in the same situation as me" or "You're in the same situation as mine" Example : My sister always annoys me, although I tell my parents to stop her, she keeps ...
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Noun following “everyone's” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is “everyone” singular or plural? Would the noun following "everyone's" be plural? For example: Everyone's heart sank.
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Is “her” a possessive or an objective pronoun in “A mother takes care of her children”?

I had a sort of debate with my teacher to whether the her in the sentence A mother takes care of her children. is a possessive or an objective pronoun. I told my teacher that it was a possessive ...
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Mass of people its/his/their

In a phrase where the subject is "mass of people", should I use "its"? e.g. A mass of people and its flag. Mass is an abstract word, so it sounds strange to me to use their; but I'm not sure. ...