The Epicene Pronoun and Singular They — Nicholas C. Rossis

Back in 2016, I had written about the appeal and long history of singular they. I recently found myself referring to this old post on Quora, during an argument with someone who claimed its use was a mistake. “Singular they” is a so-called epicene (or common) pronoun: the pronoun we use when we don’t know […]

The Epicene Pronoun and Singular They — Nicholas C. Rossis

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