conversations and store it/them

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Is "store it" correct?

I listen in to their conversations and store it all up to tell you later.

I expected the example would read as follows:

I listen in to their conversations and store them all up to tell you later.

Cambridge University Press 2013

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Posted 2014-12-16T10:58:30.277

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This is very nice question. The pronoun should agree the noun there. +1 – Maulik V – 2014-12-16T11:08:49.027

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I think that "store it" here is actually referring to merely 'data' that can be gleaned from the conversations, not that the listener is going to remember each conversation verbatim to recount later.

So, in effect - listen to all the conversations & report [the gossip] to you later.

Just the interesting bits, the distillation of new information, as a body of data.

gone fishin' again.

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