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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by IllMil, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    "He learned that although each tree is unique, they are connected with one root system."

    I'm having a brain fart. My gut's telling me this is incorrect, with the each-they agreement. Am I right?
  2. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Here's a stab at it:

    He learned that although each tree is unique, it shares a single root system with all the other trees.
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I'm assuming that we are talking about a defined set of trees and not every tree in existence. If that's the case, use "each of the trees."
  4. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    "He learned that the trees, though unique, share a root system."
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Why wouldn't each tree be unique? Is that fact particularly important?

    Each tree was connected through a single root system.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Each tree is unique but shares one root system, he learned.
  7. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Trees are stupid.
  8. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    who will play the tree in the movie?
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I heard some moss took a lichen to those trees.
  10. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    I didn't write this, but in the context, unique is important to the message of the piece.
  11. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Each tree shares a common root system.


    The trees share a single root system.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I thought they just spent their lives looking for wives.

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