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Universal Pronoun Agreement

posted: 2.21.07 by Barclay Barrios

Have students review material in their handbook on pronoun/antecedent agreement and sexist language. In small groups, have them discuss the various methods for avoiding sexist language in pronouns, including awkward ones like “s/he” and incorrect ones like the use of a plural pronoun with a singular antecedent. Which method is best, leaving aside the rules of grammar? How might or must language change to accommodate nonsexist language?

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