Another topic

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Thu Dec 4 11:07:58 EST 2003


On Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 08:58 AM, deborah wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Otter Perry wrote:
> |I use 'they/their' if I can't get around it.  So I might actually 
> write
> |'a student handed in their homework.'  I almost certainly
> |wouldn't write 'a student handed in its homework.'
>
> Ah, but I might write "the student handed in homework," or "each 
> student
> handed in his or her own homework," or "all the students handed in 
> their
> homework".  Depending on which was appropriate for the situation.

I avoid it, too, if I can.

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