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    Default Re: Which pronoun to use?

    Same principle. Use the full term which avoids confusion and ensures that it is quite clear who is being cited.

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    Default Re: Which pronoun to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Same principle. Use the full term which avoids confusion and ensures that it is quite clear who is being cited.

    This suggestion was put forward earlier, and adopting it takes us back to square one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y-o-u-s-e-f View Post


    Further to this, and pending your approval, perhaps we can just define this usage of the collective "he" pronoun as the "Entity deixis". This may stimulate a native speaker linguist/grammarian/lawyer to address this issue.
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    Salam,

    Yes! Of course, itís called a ďthird person deixisĒ and some experts have predicted the demise of this particular usage of the pronoun. But, certainly itís still quite acceptable in refined texts.

    Personally, I donít find Gricean maxims that productive. To me, the suggestions are rather philosophical than scientific. You can even detect some conflicts in the maxims.

    But I firmly hold to a linguistic suggestion with this respect: what a person conveys should be interpreted in a way so that it will be understood.

    As I said, in a contract, the referents will be known; as a result there wonít be much trouble.
    Do have to agonize over the same problem in Arabic?


    Chester,

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    Default Re: Which pronoun to use?

    i think 'It' will be used as second party is a party (a singular noun) so use It for it dear.
    Quote Originally Posted by Y-o-u-s-e-f View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I hope somebody can help with this:

    In contract wording,you normally have 2 parties ( The First Party and The Second Party), be they individuals, companies, or governmental firms.

    Which pronoun (he, they, it) would you use to refer to either party in a sentence like:-

    - The second party is to carry out the tasks..... . (He / They/ It) is / are expected to finish those tasks in......

    Expecting your welcomed input on this.

    Thank you

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