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    Default How to complete this?

    Anybody can repair this car, can't ...........?
    a. he b. she c. they

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    Quote Originally Posted by nas94 View Post
    Anybody can repair this car, can't ...........?
    a. he b. she c. they
    A hint: is anybody a she or a he? If not, you've got the right answer!

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    Default Re: How to complete this?

    I think:
    Anybody can repair this car, can't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nas94 View Post
    Anybody can repair this car, can't ...........?
    a. he b. she c. they
    The answer is contentious. While many people would say c. straight away (as I would), grammar books are likely to choose a., since "he" has traditionally been a unisex pronoun meaning "he or she", to include either sex.
    This has changed in the last 30 years. Singular "they" is now common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    A hint: is anybody a she or a he? If not, you've got the right answer!
    Sorry for being late, but I really thank you for this answer. Merry Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuong View Post
    I think:
    Anybody can repair this car, can't they?
    Thank you for the answer.

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    Default Re: How to complete this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The answer is contentious. While many people would say c. straight away (as I would), grammar books are likely to choose a., since "he" has traditionally been a unisex pronoun meaning "he or she", to include either sex.
    This has changed in the last 30 years. Singular "they" is now common.
    Great answer. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

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