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Re: Prefer non-gender specific pronouns

From: Jesse Hathaway
Subject: Re: Prefer non-gender specific pronouns
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 08:54:51 -0500

On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 10:28 AM Greg Wooledge <greg@wooledge.org> wrote:
> Out of these 5 choices, the one that seems to suck the *least*, according
> to observed usage patterns in current written and spoken English, is
> "they".

I agree with Greg, *they* has become the dominant gender neutral pronoun in
English. I prefer *they* over his/her as the latter is difficult to parse and
makes for awkward reading. Also, as Greg mentions, there is historical precedent
for the singular form of *they*.[1]

[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they

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