Pronoun agreement


Would this be the company and its products or the company and their products?


See example:

In addition to the loss of sales in India, these allegations caused numerous American universities to boycott the company and its products on campus.
asked Apr 25 '13 at 20:12 Tonya Sheppard New member

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"Company" is singular, so "its" is correct.

link comment answered Apr 25 '13 at 20:23 Actually Holly Expert

A company is not a person. I have noticed that a very common error in business class writing is using they and their when referring to the company.  When referring to senior management, you can use those pronouns.  But the company itself is always an "it." 

link comment answered Apr 26 '13 at 04:24 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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