Hello to everybody,
I am new to this forum but it seems exactly what I was looking for.
May I start with asking you a question?
I am writing formal academic documents and I am often undecided which pronoun to use when I refer to a generic individual. For instances, take the sentence: "Individual A goes shopping. When SHE gets back home...". Here I used "she", sometimes I see the pronoun "he", sometimes even "he/she".
My guess is that "she" is the American politically correct way, "he/she" is the British one, although tedious. "he" is not formally correct.
Am I right? Which one would you suggest me to use?
Many thanks for your help!
He is the correct pronoun. Anything else is a non-standard variation.