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Hi, Emad,

@Emad Ragheb posted:

Please give me some examples of the object, possessive and reflexive pronouns of "one".

This is part from Michael Swan, 3rd edition, page 372:

5. one/you as subject, object etc
One can be a subject or object; there is a possessive one's and a reflexive
pronoun oneself.
- He talks to one like a teacher.

- One's family can be very difficult.

- One should always give oneself plenty of time to pack.

one/you as subject, object, etc

One can be a subject or object; there is a possessive one’s and a reflexive pronoun oneself.

He talks to one like a teacher.

One’s family can be very difficult.

One should always give oneself plenty of time to pack.

You/your/yourself can be used in similar ways.

British English uses one/one’s for a reference back.

One should always try to keep one’s temper.

American English generally avoids this, traditionally preferring he/him/his.

One should always try to keep his temper.

However, the use of he/him/his for people in general is now seen as sexist and also avoided

@Emad Ragheb posted:

Which sentence is correct :

1- One's parents know what is best for him.

2 - One's parents know what is best for one.

Both of (1) and (2) are clumsy, and (1) doesn't work at all. Try one of these:

  • A child's parents know what is best for him/her.
  • A person's parents know what is best for him/her.
  • Your parents know what is best for you.
  • Parents know what is best for their children.

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