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Entities like family, committee, team, organization, jury, and the like are treated as its instead of theirs, correct?

The family brought its camper on the trip to Ocean City.
Don't use their.

BUT: The family's members brought their camper on the trip to Ocean City.

The union will make its decision shortly.
Don't use their.

BUT: The union's members will make their decision shortly.

The group will hold its meeting the first Monday of every month.
Don't use their.

BUT: The group's members will hold their or a meeting the first Monday of every month.

The committee will make its decision by tomorrow afternoon.
Don't use their.

BUT: The committee's members will make their decision by tomorrow afternoon.

The team will announce the name of its new coach by 5 pm.
Don't use their.

BUT: The team members will announce the name of their new coach by 5 pm.

The jury made its decision.
Don't use their.

BUT: The jury's members made their decision.

The dogs covered their paws in the snow.
Don't use its.

The dog covered its paw in the snow.
Don't use his/her.

BUT: If we know the dog's gender, we may use his or her.
Fido covered his paw in the snow.
Abigail covered her paw in the snow.

Thanks again.
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Hi,

Entities like family, committee, team, organization, jury, and the like are treated as its instead of theirs, correct?

The family brought its camper on the trip to Ocean City.

Don't use their.

We often say 'The family brought their camper . . . ' if we are thinking of the people who make up the family.

This comment applies to all of your examples of this.

BUT: The family's members brought their camper on the trip to Ocean City. This would be an awkward and unnatural thing to say. See my comment above.

Clive
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So I'm assuming all the rest are correct?
Hi,

As I said,

This comment applies to all of your examples of this.



Clive
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