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Select The Answer That Maintains Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement And Uses Gender-Neutral Language

If the decision is whether the collective noun is singular or plural, hurts your head, remember that you have a few options. Some people consider none for a strictly single word, a contraction of person. This is Grammar Bytes! Subscribe to the alternative belief that none is the opposite of all, and, like everyone else, can be singular or plural. The exercises here will reflect this belief. but a lot of people would object to it being written like that, because someone is singular and there is plural. However, there is much to be said when using the word it as a unique, non-sexist pronoun. In fact, it has already been said, and you can read all about it at the University of Texas, where a website has been devoted to the use of sound in this way in the writings of Jane Austen, William Shakespeare and other literary figures. At least it`s good to know you`re not alone! Another page devoted to the “non-gender pronoun” is under the genre Neutral Pronoun Frequently Asked Questions. Another group of indeterminate pronouns is singular or plural, according to the information of the following prepositional sentence. The new respect for women, which manifest themselves in their increase in social life and leadership in society, has changed the way we use language. By discovering in our language an underlying sexist bias – the misleading assumption that all great men are men – writers and locotors have begun to replace the neutral pronouns of the genre that replace them and them with them and those who were ubiquitous before, him and his correct but most unpleasant, he or her or her. For example, “Ask each student what they want for lunch” conveyed the idea that all students were male, but “ask each student what he or she wants for lunch” was considered clumsy or coiffed (my favorite shortcut was s/er).

Thus, the solution has become “Ask each student what he wants for lunch “, which is technically non-grammar – because “every student” is a unique precursor, and it is a plural pronoun – but now widely accepted as comfortable and respectful of all sexes. If a customer (singular) wants to use the gym, he has to pay for it (in the plural) ” became the new convention. While he made me scream before, I even accepted this new singular, which used it to refer to a person whose gender is not known or not important in the context. Which can relate to both inanimate objects and humans (although there is some kind of popular belief that it should only concern humans and other mammals): “I remember reading a book that I can`t remember a boy and a basenji right now.” Moreover, this new habit of playing quickly and easily with pronouns has been transmitted in a place where it certainly has no place – which leads to my new pet, peeve.

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