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Old October 29, 2012, 07:34 PM   #15
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by dave9969
...just a side note, I wondered if anybody would notice I only called the LEO them, its actually a woman. Funny how many assume male. Just an observation...
It has long been the grammatical convention in the English language to use the masculine pronoun when the gender of a person is not known. The use of "them" to refer to a single person is incorrect since "them" is a plural pronoun.
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