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    The right pronoun for regulator

    I have a problem with the word regulator
    Which is the right pronoun to use?
    I tried "it", I have been told is wrong
    She/he? (but it is a body...)
    They with singular meaning?
    Thanks

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    Re: The right pronoun for regulator

    The right pronoun depends on the context and the usage.
    A voltage regulator would take "it". An agency would probably take "they". A single known male regulator would take "he", etc. What's your sentence?

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    Re: The right pronoun for regulator

    Thanks.
    I am writing an academic article where I have several providers of a service and this "regulator" that defines the rules of the game.

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    Re: The right pronoun for regulator

    A regulatory body can be an "it" or the regulators can be a "they." It's unlikely that a single person, a single regulator, governs the rules for an industry but is so "they" is used when the sex of the person is unknown.

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