Grammar help, PLEASE!!!!

  1. Can anyone give me some help on how this should be transcribed.


    The endocervical canals are patent, and each ( connect, connects) with (its, their) respective ( uterus, uteruses)

    Which words in the parentheses should I use.

    Thanks everyone.
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   Audreyfay
    IMHO The endocervical canals are patent, and each CONNECTS with THE respective UTERUS.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Audreyfay
    IMHO The endocervical canals are patent, and each CONNECTS with THE respective UTERUS.
    each CONNECT (reflecting singular) with its' (possessive) respective uterus (singular)....i think, i'm pretty sure.
  5. by   LadyT618
    I think if you combine the 2 replies, you'll get your answer....

    The endocervical canals are patent, and each CONNECTS with ITS respective UTERUS.

    When talking about a single item, you add an "s" to the end of the verb; when more than one item, you don't add an "s." From the time you mention the word "each," you've decided to talk about one canal, not 2.

    The only other question is, I though there was only one uterus in a woman. How many are we really dealing with here.....just a question.
  6. by   Havin' A Party!
    Agree with LadyT on the choices.
  7. by   Katnip
    Lady has it right. EACH implies singular, so you would use the singular form when refering to it.

    Edited after rereading the posts.
    Last edit by Katnip on May 9, '04
  8. by   Ted1
    I was stumped with this and you guys took the time to reply. Thanks again.

    Ted
  9. by   dansamy
    Some women are born with a birth defect that divides the uterus. Others have two separate complete uterii (uteruses?) each with its own cervix.
  10. by   Town & Country
    Is this a pop quiz?

    I THOUGHT I WAS ALL THROUGH WITH THOSE! :hatparty:
  11. by   LadyT618
    Quote from dansamy
    Some women are born with a birth defect that divides the uterus. Others have two separate complete uterii (uteruses?) each with its own cervix.
    Thanks for the info!!
  12. by   LadyT618
    Quote from Ted1
    I was stumped with this and you guys took the time to reply. Thanks again.

    Ted
    No problem............
  13. by   Supercalifragilistic
    Lady T is exactly right. And FYI, when using "its" as a possessive, there is no apostrophe ( ' ).

    "it's" = abbreviated form of "it is"

    "its" = possessive form
  14. by   spiritus
    Quote from Audreyfay
    IMHO The endocervical canals are patent, and each CONNECTS with THE respective UTERUS.
    THAT was the best grammatical correction!! You probably don't need any kudoes, cause you are probably a former English teacher, but still, it was BRILLIANT!

    have a great day...Spiritus

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