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The Singular 'Their'

The use of the singular pronoun 'their' to refer to a single person has evolved over time as language adapts to meet the needs of communication. This usage, although grammatically unconventional, has gained acceptance in contemporary English.


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  Courtney Emerson  —  Grammar Tips
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In traditional grammar, 'their' is a plural pronoun used to indicate possession by more than one person. However, in modern usage, it has found a place as a gender-neutral singular pronoun, addressing the limitations of gender-specific pronouns.

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This inclusive language acknowledges and respects diverse gender identities. While some may argue against this usage based on grammatical conventions, it reflects the evolving nature of language and the pursuit of more inclusive and respectful communication.

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