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vipin viswanathan
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:46:40 AM

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Nobody knows that eating chocolate-broccoli muffins is a good way to provide their bodies with vitamin C.

Please replace 'their bodies' with the right one? I couldn't do it myself. Thanks a lot.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:53:14 AM

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nobody - singular pronoun


so 'their' is correct because that is a singular ungendered pronoun. (It takes a plural verb but that is not relevant here, as it is not the subject of any verb)

But each person only has one body, so it is

nobody knows.... their body


pjharvey
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:09:48 AM
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I'd use "their own".
Gary98
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:24:40 PM

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"them" will make your tester happy.

"one" will make Thar happier.

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