Ann Fisher in the New York Times

On 26 July 2009, a short piece appeared on the “all-purpose pronoun”, which was first written about by Ann Fisher in her New Grammar (1745). You will find the link to the article here.

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  1. Marilyn Hedges

    The OED also says of ‘they’: Often used in reference to a singular noun made universal by every, any, no, etc., or applicable to one of either sex (= ‘he or she’).

    Marilyn

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