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    Possessive pronoun

    What possessive pronoun should be used with such nouns as participant, member, shareholder, etc. when gender is not known (in contracts, statutes, etc.)? I met in documents his/her, their or its.

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    Re: Possessive pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by guest
    What possessive pronoun should be used with such nouns as participant, member, shareholder, etc. when gender is not known (in contracts, statutes, etc.)? I met in documents his/her, their or its.
    It depends on the firm.

    He, She, and It would not be used. His/Her, varying with, Her/His, as well as Their tend to be used a great deal by some firms.

    Other choices include,

    said member's, said participant's, etc.
    the member's, the participant's, etc.
    each member's, each participant's, etc.

    All the best,

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