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    #21

    Re: They said that it was/is a stolen phone so he'd/he'll have to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I see you've asked for more opinions in WordReference Forums.

    Fair enough. Let us know if you learn anything new from there.
    Yeah. Was feeling like I was bothering you guys with this question over and over again. But to my surprise the answers I've gotten are somewhat different

    Haven't checked it in two days though. I'll let you guys know what I learn there.

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    #22

    Re: They said that it was/is a stolen phone so he'd/he'll have to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    Yeah. Was feeling like I was bothering you [delete guys] with this question over and over again. . . .
    I just read through this thread. Yes, you were repeating yourself. The answers you got were fine.

    PS Careful! We're not all guys!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #23

    Re: They said that it was/is a stolen phone so he'd/he'll have to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    ... to my surprise the answers I've gotten are somewhat different
    Get used to that. There are some things on which native speakers simply don't agree, and that's because of differences in usage between different variants and even different regions. Also, sometimes there isn't one single right answer or just one way of saying something.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #24

    Re: They said that it was/is a stolen phone so he'd/he'll have to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I just read through this thread. Yes, you were repeating yourself. The answers you got were fine.

    PS Careful! We're not all guys!
    Okay I think I remember posting about this. And the conclusion was that 'guys' is gender neutral when used this way.

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    #25

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    It sounds masculine to me.
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    #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    PS Careful! We're not all guys!
    Quote Originally Posted by Starbreeze View Post
    You're a girl named Charlie? I'm taken aback! But then again I'm not American.
    Charlie didn't say or imply that he's female. He said that not all of us are guys.
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    #27

    Re: They said that it was/is a stolen phone so he'd/he'll have to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    Okay I think I remember posting about this. And the conclusion was that 'guys' is gender neutral when used this way.
    If there's any possibility that a form of address might upset somebody, avoid using it and find a different one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbreeze View Post
    You're a girl named Charlie? I'm taken aback! But then again I'm not American.
    Nobody said Charlie Bernstein was female, and anyway, lots of females called Charlotte or Charlene choose to be known as Charlie.

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    #28

    Re: They said that it was/is a stolen phone so he'd/he'll have to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbreeze View Post
    "We're not all guys."
    I thought one could infer that the speaker isn't a guy either.
    No. Suppose I'm part of a mixed group of people. They aren't all guys. Does that tell you anything about my gender, beyond the inference that I could be male or female?
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    #29

    Re: They said that it was/is a stolen phone so he'd/he'll have to...

    If you want to quote multiple posts, look in the bottom right hand corner of each post and you will see a small box (next to "Reply with Quote") that looks like quotation marks and a plus sign. Click on that on any post you want to use as part of a multi-quote. Tick as many as you need. When you reach the last post you want to quote, click "Reply With Quote" instead. The resulting text box will include all the posts you chose, in separate quote boxes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #30

    Re: They said that it was/is a stolen phone so he'd/he'll have to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    If there's any possibility that a form of address might upset somebody, avoid using it and find a different one.
    Thanks for the advice. But these days it's very difficult to tell what offends who.

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