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03 Apr 14 1:06 am
Should Articles Follow Rules Of Grammar?
I'm having trouble with this article I'm writing. In several places I have used "them" or "they" when referring to a single person, although technically that is plural. Some of them I might be able to rephrase, but I don't think I can rephrase all of them.
But, I'm told that I should be using either "he/she", "he or she", "him/her" or "him or her" instead But, personally I think that sounds weird when you read it if you word your sentences like that. Funny how the way we talk has to change when we put it in writing.
Anyway, should you follow the rules of grammar? Does that make your site seem more professional and trust worthy? Or is it okay to use "they" when referring to single person?
Last edited by kurt
on 03 Apr 14 7:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.