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Re: OT: Latin subject-verb agreement

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2007, 21:06
--- MorphemeAddict@WMCONNECT.COM wrote:

> I once recently had a short discussion about using "they" as a singular > pronoun with an English (ESL) teacher, not his usual profession. He was > teaching > Chinese students to use "they" as a singular pronoun.
Lately I've heard "they" used a lot as a gender-neutral replacement for "he", "she", or the awkward "he/she", or "he or she". E.g: "When a player is ready, he or she will serve the ball." Becomes: "When a player is ready, they will serve the ball." --gary


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