Ah! OK. Cambridge is a good company. Some its resources lean toward the informal. :wink:Originally Posted by breadit's a Cambridge dictionary... :(Originally Posted by MikeNewYorkHmmm. Which dictionary?Originally Posted by breadThe dictionary says that "fall out" means "to argue with someone and stop being friendly with them".
Why don't we say him/her instead of them?
Doesn't someone mean only one person?
By the way, should I put the period before the close quotation mark?
There are differing opinions about using a plural pronoun in a singular use when the gender is unknown. It is widely accepted in informal English, but I am surprised that you found it in a dictionary. I would have used "that person" in that sentence.
The enclosure of periods in quotation marks is also debatable. I would accept you sentence as is. Others in AE would insist that all periods must go inside quotation marks.
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