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From Lucien GENTIS <lucien.gen...@lorraine.iufm.fr>
Subject Re: proposed patch for ssl_intro.xml
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2007 12:51:33 GMT
Vincent Bray a écrit :
> On 06/12/2007, Lucien GENTIS <lucien.gentis@lorraine.iufm.fr> wrote:
>   
>> In fact, it's not a gender problem ; sentence is :
>>
>> "for instance, an individual might have a personal certificate as well
>> as one for their identity as an employee."
>>
>> "their" is plural and agrees with "an individual" who's all alone ; so
>> "their" could rather be replaced by "his/her"
>>     
>
> I believe the use of their to mean a singular unspecified gender
> person is common and accepted, as in: each to their own.
>   
Yes Yes, but "each" implies there are several persons, so use of "their" 
is more obvious in your example.

So, let's wait for english speaking people's opinion.
> Although I can see your logic, I think the rule you're applying here
> is somewhere outdated.
>
>   
You know, I'm soon 53 :-)


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