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I think I heard on TV something like "Space worker losinge her job" Why not "his"?
Last edited by Tdol; 22-Jul-2011 at 02:32. Reason: Changed sapce to space
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
There's only one space-worker mentioned - a woman.
For unspecified gender his would have been the pronoun of choice years ago, but nowadays, what with feminism gone stronger and all that, his or her is more fashionable.
In BrE there is a long tradition of using their and treating it like a singular pronoun.
A feminist web friend of mine uses her by default.
Not a teacher