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he or she (third person, singular, plural they)
- (sometimes proscribed) He or she; used as a gender-neutral reference to the third person singular.
- 2003, Doyice Cotten; John T. Wolohan, Law for recreation and sport managers, page 466:
- In Skinner the Court stated: It is not disputed, however, that chemical analysis of urine, like that of blood, can reveal a host of private medical facts about an employee, including whether he or she is epileptic, pregnant, or diabetic.
It is not recommended to write he (or she) or he—or she—, which treats a woman as an exception.
- him or her, her or him
- his or her, her or his
- they (singular)
- ^ Rosalie Maggio, The Nonsexist Word Finder, 1989