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Subject:Re: His/Her v. Their From:Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org> Date:Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:20:48 -0400
It's really a matter of style and preference. IMHO "their" is cleaner.
On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> Some documents I'm editing of necessity give procedures in third person rather than the assumed (you) second person. There's no way around this.
> In the document I'm editing, they use His/Her. My inclination is to use "their" - comments?
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