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gender pronoun usage

Use the singular they when referring to someone whose gender is not specified. When possible, use the plural form to avoid the ungrammatical use of they/their:

  • Each author was chosen based on his or her research.
  • Authors were chosen based on their research.

When this is not possible, use the singular they:

If your child registers after this date, they will have to make up the additional work.

See the Guide to Inclusive Language.

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