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ERIC Number: EJ622807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Why Keep Searching When It's Already "Their"? Reconsidering "Everybody's" Pronoun Problem.
Nilsen, Alleen Pace
English Journal, v90 n4 p68-73 Mar 2001
Discusses the logic, elegance, and history of using they, them, and their as singular indefinite pronouns. Notes that, as a solution to the pronoun problem, the strength of this solution is its vagueness. Offers numerous real-life examples from publications or broadcasts and lists why it is counterproductive for English teachers to exclude this usage from the pronoun system they teach. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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