‘They’ gaining traction as gender-neutral pronoun

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Re: “Where are the gender-neutral pronouns?” letter, Oct. 2.

The letter-writer is correct that English lacks a gender-neutral singular pronoun; however, her assertion that “they” is “inaccurate for an individual” is not quite right. She, and others, might be interested to know that the singular “they” is a topic much discussed among lexicographers and editors over the past year or so.

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