Re: use of he/she/they

Subject: Re: use of he/she/they
From: "Cramer, Kim" <kcramer -at- NCSLINK -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 14:41:00 -0700

Sella wrote:
>BTW, your sample sentence has so much going on that it is confusing
>(there's an I, an us, and a he/she/them); also, your "boss" seems to be
>a specific person, and so would presumably have a specific gender.

And Tim Covil added:
>Okay, I'll re-word. "I think you should go to the boss and see what they

How about: "I think you should go ask your manager's opinion."
It avoids the need for specifying the gender (it's irrelevant anyway),
addresses the reader directly, and also avoids a clumsy possesive for

Kim Cramer
mailto:kcramer -at- ncslink -dot- com
Sr. Information Developer
NCS Education, Mesa AZ

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