View Single Post
  #5  
Old 04-02-2014, 10:07 AM
MicahFFX MicahFFX is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 14
Default Using "their" as a genderless pronoun

Just a comment on their. It's actually not uncommon to see "their" used in logic problems as a singular non-gender pronoun. It is equivalent to saying "his or her" when the gender is unknown (and that is listed in some dictionary definitions). Putting a gendered pronoun (her or his) could lead to clues that let us eliminate all the male or female sounding names because "The 3rd person had peppermint for her first scoop."
Reply With Quote