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    #1

    everyone said what he or they heard?

    what is said in proper english?
    everyone said what he or they heard.

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    Re: everyone said what he or they heard?

    Quote Originally Posted by fouad haidar View Post
    what is said in proper english?
    everyone said what he or they heard.
    Traditionalists would use "he"; Modernists would might use "they"; English teachers would ask the student to rephrase the sentence in order to avoid the pronoun problem.

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