Susan’s question: “Please tell me the difference between its and their. For example, would I write ‘ABC Enterprises offered all its employees a bonus’ or ‘ABC Enterprises offered all their employees a bonus?”
BizWritingTip response: As ABC Enterprises is considered a singular noun, you would have to use the personal pronoun “its.”
ABC Enterprises offered all its employees a bonus. (Its is replacing the company’s name.)
You would only use “their” when the noun it is replacing is plural.
The managers offered all their employees a bonus. (Their is replacing the managers.)