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Subject:RE: His/Her v. Their From:<Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:47:11 -0700
I think "His/Her" is only correct in situations that need to pointedly call attention to the fact that there are going to be women working in your field now, and you'd better get used to it. I should think that for "first-world" applications the usage can be scrapped (Hey, I'm an optimist).
"they/their/them" is the only way to go.
-----Original Message----- From: Becca
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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