Pronouns refering to jobs
When sb asks me the question: " What is a nurse?" can I start my answer with the pronoun "it" as in " It is a person who takes care of patients"?
What about the phrase: " What does a nurse do?" should I start with " it, she, he or they?"
Re: Pronouns refering to jobs
It depends on you- traditionalists use 'he' for such cases, but in a case like 'nurse', they might use 'she' in keeping with the image of the profession. Others use 'he or she', which I find clumsy. I use 'they'. ;-0
Originally Posted by vdos2