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”

Done versus finished. Grammar myth and its origin. And stop mentioning cake if you’re only teasing me.

"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.

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.

Pronouns: Singular they | The Economist

Johnson: Singular they

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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

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. Don’t get confused by the words that come between the subject and verb

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

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.

Sorry, grammar nerds. The singular ‘they’ has been declared Word of the Year. #LGBTQ

Sorry, grammar nerds. The singular ‘they’ has been declared Word of the Year.

Sorry, grammar nerds. The singular ‘they’ has been declared Word of the Year. - The Washington Post

"Ursula K. Le Guin's take on the singular 'they' is my absolute favorite… "

"Ursula K. Le Guin's take on the singular 'they' is my absolute favorite… "

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> Makes a comeback after having one singular post that got sort of famous Hello, I am still alive and still crying about these two, and this is from a fanfiction I never finished to write on how they...

> Makes a comeback after having one singular post that got sort of famous Hello, I am still alive and still crying about these two, and this is from a fanfiction I never finished to write on how they...

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