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Dear teachers,

I have a question concerning the following sentence:

1. We should, as wise people often say, examine our mind/minds all the time.

In the above sentence, should it be "mind" or "minds"? Although logic dictates that as the referent is plural, it should, therefore, be "minds", I think it can be "mind", as it collectively refers to the "minds" of people. (Am I right?)

If I use the plural, I encounter a problem when I expand the sentence with more information:

2. We should, as wise people often say, examine our minds all the time, closely watching everything that they do.

"they", here, does not sound right to me. I am, therefore, confused.

Could you help me?

Thank you.

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You need this:

We should, as wise people often say, examine our minds all the time, closely watching everything that they do.

'they' is not a problem.

CJ