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    #1

    A person should like the work that he/she does and only then will he/she delight in

    A person should like the work that he/she does and only then will he/she delight in it.

    A person should like the work that he/she does and only then he /she will delight in it.

    Why #1 is right and #2 is wrong?

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    Re: A person should like the work that he/she does and only then will he/she delight

    After 'only then', the subject and the auxiliary should be inverted according to http://www.grammaring.com/only-after...-etc-not-until
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    Re: A person should like the work that he/she does and only then will he/she delight

    Speaking of inversion, remember to ask Why is #1 is right and #2 is wrong?
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    Re: A person should like the work that he/she does and only then will he/she delight

    2 is also wrong because there is a space before the slash mark between the second "he" and "she".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A person should like the work that he/she does and only then will he/she delight

    I usually write 's/he'. I hope it is correct.
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    Re: A person should like the work that he/she does and only then will he/she delight

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I usually write 's/he'. I hope it is correct.
    It's understandable to most native speakers but some learners might not be familiar with it. I tend to go for "he/she" or the popular get-out "they" with the plural verb.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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