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Subject:Re: use of he/she/they From:"Williams, Diane (contractor)" <Williams_Diane -at- DOTE -dot- OSD -dot- MIL> Date:Wed, 13 Aug 1997 10:22:04 -0400
Chicago (14th ed.) has a nice "out" clause for using 'they' with a
singular antecedent on page 76 in footnote number 9. It calls for a
"revival" of the singular use of 'they,' citing such use by Jane Austen
and William Shakespeare among others. I try to avoid it if possible, but
it's apparently not a felony or even a misdemeanor anymore!