• L'utilisation du 'They' au singulier: un article du dictionnaire merriam-webster

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    Words We're Watching Singular 'They' Though singular 'they' is old, 'they' as a nonbinary pronoun is new-and useful. One common bugbear of the grammatical nitpicker is the singular they. For those who haven't kept up, the complaint is this: the use of they as a gender-neutral pronoun (as in, “Ask each of the students what they want for lunch.”) is ungrammatical because they is a plural pronoun. In an 1881 letter, Emily Dickinson wrote "Almost anyone under the circumstances would have doubted if were theirs, or indeed if they were themself." People have used singular 'they' to describe...
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