Do you refer to people as "them"?

Mesucksgrammar

Member
Chinese - Saudi Arabia
Like people should dispose their property in a way they see fit.
Also, when it comes to bands as in a group of people who conduct music, can you refer a band as "them", "their"?
This confuses me.
Thanks for helping.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Referring to the band's music, I'd say "Their music is really good". Referring to the people in the band, I'd say "I see them coming into the arena now".
     

    ghotioutofh2o

    Senior Member
    USA
    American English
    Like people should dispose their property in a way they see fit.
    Also, when it comes to bands as in a group of people who conduct music, can you refer a band as "them", "their"?
    This confuses me.
    Thanks for helping.
    I'd say yes.

    Using owlman's examples, it would be very awkward to say "its music is really good" or "his* music is really good."

    *You can use his (or her) if the band's name is that of a sperson, e.g.: Taylor Swift, Jimmy Buffett, Katy Perry, etc. If you say "I love Taylor Swift's music," or if you're already talking about her (band inclusive), you can say, "I love her music" (referring to the music that she and her band play).
     
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