Re: His/Her v. Their
I tend to use either "you" or, in the case you mentioned, "their."
I work hard at circumlocution. "Their" goes against my schooling, and "his" (what my schooling taught) seems to have become unacceptable.
What I would like is reader-determined language, where the desired wording automagically appears in real-time replacement as needed.
Perhaps several separate versions, automatically created, accessible through separate links:
[click here for text with pronouns with traditional agreement by number]
[click here for text with stupidly ambiguous pronouns hse, hirs, hirm]
[click here for text with duplicated pronouns he/she, his/her, him/her]
[click here for text with plural pronoun misused as singular]
Then nobody would complain. Or perhaps everybody.
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