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When editing an item with a lease I received the following message:

JarbasJunior? is editing RecentlyClosed. 
Their lease on this topic expired 14 days 22 hours 44 minutes 42 seconds ago. 

"Their" lease?


What's wrong with that?

'lease' is a noun as well as a verb. If you 'lease' a house, you then 'hold the lease' on that house. You are the "leaseholder".

http://www.answers.com/topic/lease

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i think he's referring to the use of a plural possessive pronoun (their) when referring to a singular subject (JarbasJunior). this construct is commonly used in speech, and has even gained traction in writing in recent years in order to avoid the awkward His/her. however, TW, if you want to change it, go ahead and change it.

WN

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Summary Wording in conflict notification not grammatical
ReportedBy ThomasWeigert
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Low
CurrentState No Action Required
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