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but, could i say,
(a) The family is painting their / our house.

quote:
but, could i say,
(a) The family is painting their / our house.

Yes. It's interesting that the pronouns and possessives don't always agree with the verb!

"The family is painting their house" is correct. We wouldn't say, "the family is painting its / her / his house. "Their" (or "our" or "your") house i s the only option.

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