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Is this sentence correct: "A doe ran into the road and I almost hit her by car."

Is this sentence correct: "A doe ran into the road and I almost hit her by car." Could it be "She ran into my road" or "She ran into my car" Could it be "I hit IT", because as far as I know, a doe is female of a deer so I would use "she" but I am not sure.

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strawberrymilk profile picture strawberrymilkJuly 2020
"A doe ran into the road and I almost hit her by car." and "She ran into my car" are correct. And for the other sentence it would be "She ran onto the road". You can use either Her or It.
AussieInBg profile picture AussieInBg6 days ago

”A doe ran onto the road.” - describing the doe going from the side of the road to the road before you had arrived”.


”A doe was running on the road.” - the doe was running. The only place where the doe was running was the road.

Both ”I almost ran into the doe” and ”I almost hit it” are correct. Most native English speakers use ”he” or ”she” for animals when the animal is a pet or, perhaps, domesticated and there is an emotional bond. However, for wild animals, they are usually described by ”it” even when you know the sex of the animal. Occasionally, some native English speakers will use ”he” or ”she” to describe the animal when we know the sex of the animal, even if it is wild. If you don’t know the sex of the animal - even if it is domesticated - then you usually use ”it”.