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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_. /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson (delete X) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Truth, Sir, is a cow which will give [skeptics] no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull." -- Sam. Johnson (no rel. ;)


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