can we use adolescent and they together

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Ask any adolescent, they will tell, “My friends, family or parents are perturbed about me, as most of the time they find me hooked to the computer or the internet or the phone. 

asked Jan 26 '13 at 03:34 Meenu New member

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No, any adolescent is singular and they is plural.

 

While you may be trying to avoid a gender-specific pronoun -- Ask any adolescent and she will tell you -- or the awkward he and she -- Ask any adolescent and he or she will tell you -- there are better ways than employing they as a singular pronoun.

 

For instance, Ask any adolescent and you will be told, "My friends, family or parents are perturbed with me as most of the time they find me hooked to the computer or the internet or the phone."

link comment answered Jan 26 '13 at 04:40 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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