Either Brenda or her mother lost __________ keys.
No. A is not right.
is either so it is her
Confirmed the answer is B.
Well, it’s a bit of a pickle, isn't it? I mean, losing keys is never fun. But in this case, we need to figure out whose keys went missing. Since we're talking about Brenda or her mother, we can rule out "its" because they're not an inanimate object. Now, when it comes to possession, we have a few options. "Their" implies multiple people lost their keys, but the sentence only mentions Brenda or her mother, so it might not be the best fit. "Her" could work, but it's a bit ambiguous - whose keys are we talking about exactly? That leaves us with "hers," which specifically refers to Brenda or her mother and clears up any confusion. So, my vote goes to option C, "hers." Better keep a closer eye on those keys next time!
To determine the correct answer, we need to identify the subject of the sentence. In this case, the subject is "Brenda or her mother." Since we are referring to two different individuals, we need to use a possessive pronoun that shows ownership for each individual separately.
Option A, "their," is a plural possessive pronoun that refers to multiple people. However, in the sentence, we are referring to either Brenda or her mother, not both of them together.
Option B, "her," is a singular possessive pronoun that can be used to refer to one female. It correctly indicates that either Brenda or her mother lost their keys.
Option C, "hers," is a possessive pronoun used to indicate ownership. However, it is used when referring to only one female. Since we are talking about either Brenda or her mother, not just one of them, it would be incorrect to use "hers."
Option D, "its," is a possessive pronoun used to indicate ownership by a non-human entity. Since we are referring to Brenda or her mother, who are human individuals, it would be incorrect to use "its."
Therefore, the correct answer is B. "her."