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    Pronoun with common gender

    What will be the pronouns for words that have common gender?

    1. Parent
    2. Baby
    3. Friend
    4. Servant
    5. Chairperson
    7. Thief
    8. Enemy
    9. Cousin
    10. Doctor
    11. Teacher
    12. Student
    13. Child
    14. Kid
    15. Infant

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    #2

    Re: Pronoun with common gender

    WHAT ?????











    is that a trick question ?

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    Re: Pronoun with common gender

    Quote Originally Posted by loui View Post
    WHAT ?????





    is that a trick question ?
    No dear. I want the pronouns used for these words.

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    Re: Pronoun with common gender

    Hello, I am not a teacher,

    but you want to know the right pronouns of your words. Maybe it's better to tell us waht king of pronouns, subject or object.

    See you soon.


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    Re: Pronoun with common gender

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnock View Post
    No dear. I want the pronouns used for these words.
    lol, my bad I somehow read, pronounciatino instead of pronouns haha


    btw, please don't call me "dear" unless you're a hot chick


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    Re: Pronoun with common gender

    some people use they, even if it's singular wherever they don't know if t's a man or woman, other say something like this, "she and he", every time they are going to say something, (which by the way it's pretty ridiculous), other write it like this s/he or (s)he or even she/he or he/she

    e.g.

    his friend is feeling sick, (s)he's going to see a doctor. The doctor is going to tell their (the friend, notice that even though it's their, the word friend is singular) what their (again) problem is.


    it's weird and all but that's the way it is.


    Some people (like me) just don't give a rat's ass and only use the pronoun "He" to refer to someone who's gender is still unknown but some girl are really touchy about it and get (somehow) offended by it.



    this is one of the biggest flaws of the English language


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    #7

    Re: Pronoun with common gender

    Shawnock,
    Perhaps "who" or "that"?

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    Re: Pronoun with common gender

    You'll hear people say 'it' for a baby.

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    Re: Pronoun with common gender

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You'll hear people say 'it' for a baby.
    Thanks. But what about pronouns for other words in the list. I do not want to use s/she OR he or she.

    A teacher could be a male or a female. The pronoun 'it' does not seem correct. I do not want to use HE or SHE because I do not know the teacher's gender; neither I want to use he or she. What choice am I left with?

    One option could be using plural. In that case, the pronoun will become invariably 'They'.

    Do you have any other alternative?

    Can you specifically tell me the singular pronouns for each term?

    Thanks in advance
    San

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    Re: Pronoun with common gender

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello, I am not a teacher,

    but you want to know the right pronouns of your words. Maybe it's better to tell us waht king of pronouns, subject or object.

    See you soon.
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