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Re: OT: Latin subject-verb agreement

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2007, 21:39
Gary wrote:
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."

Interested parties (including the remaining prescriptivists) can
see my short write-up of this phenomenon here:


Note that  is definitely opinion territory.

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