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  1. rupeshjain_xie
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    Wink What is correct?

    what is corect
    1.The productivity of an employee hits the bottom, when he/she is made to work not only on Saturdays but also on Good Friday:(
    2.The productivity of an employee hits the bottom, when they are made to work not only on Saturdays but also on Good Friday:(

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    Re: What is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by rupeshjain_xie View Post
    what is corect
    1.The productivity of an employee hits the bottom, when he/she is made to work not only on Saturdays but also on Good Friday:(
    2.The productivity of an employee hits the bottom, when they are made to work not only on Saturdays but also on Good Friday:(
    To me both fine. You ar asking here about the use of the pronoun 'they' as a way to solve the problem of repeating the gender ones (he/she).

    To me I find it ok. I notice that many English speakers use 'they' in place of 's/he'. Of course grammar books would go for 'he/she' but things change!

    Hope a native speaker ellaborates on this.

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