Done versus finished. Grammar myth and its origin. "Cakes are done; people are finished?" Nope. Cakes can also be finished and people can also be done. And stop mentioning cake if you’re only teasing me.

“Done” and “finished”

Singular “they” and the many reasons why it’s correct « Motivated Grammar

"Proponents of singular THEY have long argued that the prohibition makes no sense. Not only is it natural, it has been used in English for centuries. It’s in the King James Bible. Authors like Chaucer, Shakespeare, Swift, Austen, Thackeray, and Shaw used it. Before the production of school textbooks for grammar in the 19th century, no one complained about it or even noticed it. Avoiding it is awkward or requires sexist language." Washington Post Style Guide Accepts Singular ‘They’ | Mental…

The Washington Post Style Guide Now Accepts Singular They

Singular “they” and the many reasons why it’s correct | Motivated Grammar

Singular “they” and the many reasons why it’s correct

You don’t have to use singular they yourself. You can go ahead and re-work your sentences to avoid it. You can employ he or she, or s/he, or a made-up gender-neutral pronoun of your own devi…

And acceptance of the singular “they” was a running theme throughout the conference. || Writing

30 Copy Editors Tell Us Their Pet Peeves

30 Copy Editors Tell Us Their Pet Peeves. and acceptance of the singular “they” was a running theme throughout the conference.

Pronouns: Singular they | The Economist

Johnson: Singular they

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Dogma vs. Evidence: Singular They – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dogma vs. Evidence: Singular They – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

singular "they": An example of William Shakespeare's use of the <b>singular <i>they</i></b> (<i>Much Ado About Nothing</i>, Act 3, scene 4)

What Is Singular 'They' in English Grammar?

Singular "they" is the use of the pronoun "they," "them," or "their" to refer to a singular noun or to certain indefinite pronouns.

Singular They - AMA Style Insider

Singular They - AMA Style Insider

ummm sweaty,,, they can be used for one person,, "oh your teacher said something to you? what did they say?"

Even as a child before I knew about nonbinaries I thought there should be a singular gender nuetral pronoun.

Johnson: Singular they: Why 2015’s word of the year is rather singular | The Economist

Why 2015’s word of the year is rather singular

Johnson: Singular they: Why word of the year is rather singular

The singular "they"

Everyone Uses Singular 'They,' Whether They Realize It Or Not

Everyone Uses Singular 'They,' Whether They Realize It Or Not (The singular, gender-neutral usage of "they" is now acceptable on college campuses, among the genderqueer and in the Washington Post. Linguist Geoff Nunberg traces the rise of the new "they.

Everyone Uses Singular 'They,' Whether They Realize It Or Not

Everyone Uses Singular 'They,' Whether They Realize It Or Not

Subjects and verbs must agree in number. This is the cornerstone rule that forms the background of the concept.  The dog growls when he is angry. The dogs growl when they are angry. 2. Don’t get confused by the words that come between the subject and verb; they do not affect agreement.

20 Rules of Subject Verb Agreement

Learn the 20 rules of subject verb agreement. Most of the concepts of subject verb agreement are straightforward, yet some aspects of singular and plural usage in English grammar are more complicated.

Singular 'They' Has Its Day  2015 was a big year for the little pronoun they and its slide into use as a singular pronoun. First, in December, the Washington Post admitted the singular they into its style guide, saying it is fine for Post writers to use they as a singular pronoun for transgender people and to avoid awkward sentences. Then last week, hundreds ...Read More

Singular 'They' Has Its Day 2015 was a big year for the little pronoun they and its slide into use as a singular pronoun. First, in December, the Washington Post admitted the singular they into its style guide, saying it is fine for Post writers to use they as a singular pronoun for transgender people and to avoid awkward sentences. Then last week, hundreds ...Read More

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