plural or singular


can i use "their" if i am refering to one person

asked Jan 21 '13 at 14:35 sarah New member

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There was a good discussion on a similar subject the other day. Here's a link.


I avoid using the third person plural, whether objective, nominative, or possessive with a singular antecedent. The context of the use would be critical to whether it would be acceptable, but as a rule, no.


But everyone will agree that 'I' is capitalized every time.

link comment edited Jan 21 '13 at 15:12 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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