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    Question Usage of HIM/HER - Help...

    Grammatically correct sentence without using the words - HIM/HER.


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    When the user registers to the Portal, his/her account is created.

    I can paraphrase the sentence the above sentence like - When the users register themselves to the Portal, their user accounts will be created.

    I want to talk about a single user, hence the problem.

    2. What is the correct usage of "-" (dash). In what instances, I can use "-" in the sentences.

    Please help....

    Thanks in advance...

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    Re: Usage of HIM/HER - Help...

    These days it is becoming increasingly acceptable to use 'they/them/their' with a singular subject - When the user registers to the Portal, their account is created.

    People who do not like this can usually use plural nouns - When users register to the Portal, their account is created.

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    Re: Usage of HIM/HER - Help...

    Please start a new thread with your question about the dash.

    Please be clear in that new thread whether you are talking about a hyphen (-) or a dash ().
    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.

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    Re: Usage of HIM/HER - Help...

    I am moving this thread because it is not a question about teaching English.

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    Re: Usage of HIM/HER - Help...

    I apologize for the mistake, Tdol.

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