every individual has THEIR or HIS own way?

DocWriter

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French & Dutch - Belgium
Hello,

In the following sentence, would you make the grammatical agreement with "individual" being singular, or with the sense that implies that there are several individuals:

Every individual has THEIR/HIS own way of keeping documents.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • DocWriter

    Member
    French & Dutch - Belgium
    Thank you, very interesting! I wasn't aware that "their" was used in this sentence to avoid the whole his/her debate...

    I might even adopt it myself, I like the argument that historically it was used as a singular.
     
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