English grammar in US

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Mon Jun 24 14:50:44 CDT 1996

At 12:26 PM 6/24/96 -0600, Robin Leech wrote:
>It used to be that the generic terms were "he" and "his", but in our
>effort to be politically correct, we have opted for she/he/it (contracted
>to sh--), and him/her/it and his/hers/its.

I've always avoided the problem with the generic "she/her/hers": "Each has
her opinion of the squareness of the stems of herbaceous members of the

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