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My dog loves lying on her dog bed #1 (permalink) Tue May 24, 2011 10:53 am   My dog loves lying on her dog bed
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #264 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (3)", question 7

My dog loves ......... on her dog bed all day.

(a) lies
(b) lying
(c) lie
(d) lied

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #264 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (3)", answer 7

My dog loves lying on her dog bed all day.

Correct answer: (b) lying
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why not: ''My dog loves lying on its dog bed all day'', because dog=it?
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My dog loves lying on her dog bed #2 (permalink) Tue May 24, 2011 12:39 pm   My dog loves lying on her dog bed
 

There is no rule that dogs should be described using 'it'. In fact, where the sex of the animal is known, most speakers use 'her' or 'his'. The is especially true of pets.
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My dog loves lying on her dog bed #3 (permalink) Wed Feb 15, 2012 17:13 pm   My dog loves lying on her dog bed
 

Correct, that question comes up quite often.
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