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    When writing about hypothetical stituations, how do I avoid constantly writing "he/she"?
    E.g. "If a doctor was to blah blah blah, he/she should blah blah blah. Therefore, I believe he/she blah blah blah".

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    (Original post by gyyy2807)
    When writing about hypothetical stituations, how do I avoid constantly writing "he/she"?
    E.g. "If a doctor was to blah blah blah, he/she should blah blah blah. Therefore, I believe he/she blah blah blah".

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    I just normally substitute "he/she" with "they", seems to make sense :yep:

    E.g "If a doctor wishes to do such and such, they should ensure that thingyitem is in the whatsit" kind of thing
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    As above. Alternatively, you could replace the / with an "or" - looks a little more professional.
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    (Original post by ourlastmemory)
    I just normally substitute "he/she" with "they", seems to make sense :yep:

    E.g "If a doctor wishes to do such and such, they should ensure that thingyitem is in the whatsit" kind of thing
    That's what I used to do, but somebody told me that's wrong because, as in the example above, "a doctor" or "he" or "she" is singular whereas "they" is plural, so grammartically it wouldn't make sense.
 
 
 
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