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    #1

    If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS/THEY ARE welcome.

    This is not my homework.

    Which of the following is correct and if both are correct ,do they have same meaning?

    1:-If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS welcome.
    2:-
    If anyone wants to join me organisation, THEY ARE welcome.


    Thanks for replying.

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    #2

    Re: If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS/THEY ARE welcome.

    I am not a teacher.

    Use n2.

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    #3

    Re: If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS/THEY ARE welcome.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    1. If anyone wants to join, s/he is welcome.

    2. If anyone wants to join, they are welcome.

    3. If anyone wants to join, he is welcome.

    In 2015, people are expected to use #1 or #2.

    #3 is no longer considered polite, for most people now feel that "he" does not take into consideration that at least 50% of the population is female.

    Although the word "they" does not match "anyone," it is now the usual practice to use it in speaking and in writing.

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    #4

    Re: If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS/THEY ARE welcome.

    But I think "anyone" being singular identity should use he/she or simply he as relative pronoun. Inst it so?

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    #5

    Re: If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS/THEY ARE welcome.

    "Anyone" is singular and as The Parser said, once upon a time, we would have used "he" and taken it to mean both men and women. However, in these days of equality, it is deemed unfair to use solely the masculine term. Many people find writing "he/she" over and over again very tiresome and somewhat messy. I agree. Over the last few decades, "they" has become an accepted word to cover both sexes, whether singular or plural. Some people still don't like it but I think they're in the minority.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS/THEY ARE welcome.

    Casting the sentence in the plural will avoid the problem.

    If any individuals want to join my organization, they are are welcome.

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    #7

    Re: If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS/THEY ARE welcome.

    Anyone who wants to join is welcome.
    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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    #8

    Re: If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS/THEY ARE welcome.

    If we talk on the basis of grammar, are all three correct?

    1. If anyone wants to join, s/he is welcome.

    2. If anyone wants to join, they are welcome.

    3. If anyone wants to join, he is welcome.

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    #9

    Re: If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS/THEY ARE welcome.

    Yes, they are , but for the reason explained above you should not use #3.

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    #10

    Re: If anyone wants to join my organisation, HE IS/THEY ARE welcome.

    Pardon me for dragging out my soapbox again, but it should be noted that the objection to "he" is not a recent "feminist" issue. It was in the 1800s when it was decided that "he" should be used for both sexes. Prior to that, "they" was happily and widely used in writing the way we use it now. The use of "he" was popular only for about 150 years. I can provide several links to this if you care, but I am sick of people saying it's whining women who have made the use of the "ungrammatical" they necessary when "they" was considered fine for a very, very long time.
    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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