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leo malettadded a note 3 months ago

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A person.

Can anybody give me some explanation on this: what pronoun is used with the word "person", and is it plural or singular?

I've always thought it's "they". Even when we talk about a single hypothetical person.


"If a person is granted great power for too long, they have a good chance of going mad eventually."

So, here we have it as singular in the first part and as plural in the second one. Is that even correct?


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Alexander Аkimovadded a comment 3 months ago

As for the first part, PERSON is a countable noun, so it requires IS.

leo malettadded a comment 3 months ago

Thanks a lot!

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