Re: question on pronoun debate

Subject: Re: question on pronoun debate
From: Joy Brady <joy_m_brady -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 12:44:18 -0700 (PDT)

The President-Elect of Peru has their work cut out for
them. Hmmmmm... that's kind of awkward with ALL of
those plural pronouns... how to wiggle through this...

"The President-Elect of Peru's new administration will
have their work cut out for them."


don't publish until the sex of the President-Elect has
been decided!! <g>

Joy Beer

--- rchewnin <rchewnin -at- vt -dot- edu> wrote:
> hi guys, i am a new member of the listserve and read
> your comments daily...
> my question is, how would
> any of you improve this sentence and aviod using
> "their" and "they"?
> "Whoever is elected President of Peru, he or she
> will have their work
> cut out for them."

Joy Brady
Technical Writer
Columbus, Ohio, USA

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