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Re: 3rd person pronouns (was: a question about names)

From:Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>
Date:Friday, October 1, 2004, 0:51
In a message dated 9/30/2004 5:20:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
draqonfayir@JUNO.COM writes:

>Seems to be at least a few centuries older than the 19th, as referenced >at . Unfortunately they >don't give examples of Shakespeare's use of it.
This page: gives the following examples of singular "they" from Shakespeare: God send every one their heart's desire! [Much Ado About Nothing, Act III Scene 4] There's not a man I meet but doth salute me, As if I were their well-acquainted friend. [Comedy of Errors, Act IV Scene 3] Doug