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Using ‘They’ as an all-purpose pronoun

I tend to be a purist, and I was surprised to learn that ‘They’ is actually historically a gender-neutral, number-agnostic pronoun. Well, let’s just get on with it and adopt this, so we can move on to more important matters.

I tend to be a purist, and I was surprised to learn that ‘They’ is actually historically a gender-neutral, number-agnostic pronoun. Well, let’s just get on with it and adopt this, so we can move on to more important matters.

NY Times: On Language

By Timothy Hankins

A theologian, pastor, and writer who seeks to teach and live the fullness of the ancient Christian faith. Anglican in a Wesleyan way (read: Methodist).