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    Each inhabitant of a large city is a bit crazy, arenít they?

    My question is: 'arenít they?' is OK here?

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    Re: Each inhabitant of a large city is a bit crazy, arenít they?

    Hmm. I didn't notice it was "wrong" because there is no single-person, either-sex word.
    But it would perhaps be better in this case to go with all plurals: All the inhabitants ..., aren't they?
    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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