Ask any girl and they'll tell you that lipsticks are the best

Emily Tran

Member
vietnamese
"Ask any girl and they'll tell you that lipsticks are the best" or It should be "Ask any girl and she will tell you that lipsticks are the best"
Which one is correct or both are correct?
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    'They' is becoming increasingly common in this situation, because it's an indefinite person, even though we know the sex of the person.
     

    Kirill V.

    Senior Member
    Russian
    I think you may want to express that idea more explicitly then:
    Ask any girl and they/she will tell you that lipsticks are a great thing

    or something of that sort;)
     
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    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Thank you. Your original sentence doesn't convey any of that, of course. So you just might like to say it if you want it understood.

    "Ask any girl and she'll tell you (that) lipstick makes her look more beautiful and gives her more confidence."
     

    Emily Tran

    Member
    vietnamese
    Thank you. Your original sentence doesn't convey any of that, of course. So you just might like to say it if you want it understood.

    "Ask any girl and she'll tell you (that) lipstick makes her look more beautiful and gives her more confidence."
    I just wanted to keep my sentence short, sorry for not providing you with enough information
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Following kayve then: "Ask any girl and she'll tell you that lipstick is great."

    We won't have any idea why she says that – maybe she likes the taste – but your context may help.
     
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