‘They,’ the Singular Pronoun, Gets Popular

April 10, 2015 5:24 PM

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‘They,’ the Singular Pronoun, Gets Popular

Will the pronoun solve an old language problem?

Copy editors might seem like stick-in-the-mud traditionalists when it comes to language change, but when I attended the American Copy Editors Society’s annual conference in Pittsburgh a couple of weeks ago, I found growing acceptance of a usage that has long been disparaged as downright ungrammatica...

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