Student or Learner
Hi, lately, I've had some problems with substituting pronoun phrase "His or her". For example
"A young person must try to achieve his or her goals".
I want to know, is there a solution for this. I don't want to repeat this phrase permanently. Could you please introduce me an alternative?
Is it OK to say 'A young one must try to achieve one's goals'?
No, it's not.
It is very common these days to use the plural pronoun "their" as a singular to avoid the gender problem. If that bothers you, you can recast the sentence in the plural. "Young people must try to achieve their goals".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
'A young person must try to achieve one's goals.'
Is it wrong too?