The use of the singular “they” is a fraught subject amongst grammarians. It has been accepted by the Oxford English Dictionary’s online edition, the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and the Associated Press Stylebook. A longtime copy editor at The New Yorker, Mary Norris, who held out at first, now says she has come to realise that grammar…

via Universities are telling students to use “gender-neutral” language or be penalized — Quartz

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