RE: His/Her v. Their

Subject: RE: His/Her v. Their
From: Misti Delaney <Misti -dot- Delaney -at- us -dot- yazaki -dot- com>
To: Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org>, tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:14:25 +0000

My preference would be "The user's". "His/her" is clumsy and "their" is way too likely to invite bad grammar.

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Subject: His/Her v. Their

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?

Regards,


Becca
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