Re: Epicene pronoun in english?
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 5, 2004, 8:43|
At 02:01 5.3.2004, Remi Villatel wrote:
>"They" is/are too... plural. ;-)
>But I don't worry much about it; I will find my "ideal" epicene pronoun. ;-)
One thing speaking in favor of _they_ is that it is
already grammatical! :) I've used it a long time and
only rarely encounterd conflict with plurality.
In practice I think I use a judicious mix of
_they, one, you_.
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:melrochX@melroch.se (delete X)
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