The Epicene Pronoun and Singular They

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

Maybe we should just go back to writing in ancient Greek since it has those grammatical forms…

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