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With the key word being their. It should be his/her.

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Kiteman8 years ago
The non-gender-specific usage of their is correct in this instance.

With the number of grammar-Nazis that frequent this site, the administrators hardly dare be anything other than sticklers for accuracy ;-)
Padlock (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
You are correct in the fact that their is not gender specific. It also refers to more than one person, or which there is only one. That means the correct expression would be he/she
Padlock (author)  Padlock8 years ago
or his/her
Padlock (author)  Padlock8 years ago
strike that, just his/her in this case.
Kiteman Padlock8 years ago
Sorry, "their" is correct. Check with your English teacher if you want.
Check with your English teacher if you want.

Or with your American teacher, to be politically correct!
Or, your teacher of American English, to be pedantically correct.
fwjs28 Kiteman8 years ago
or your language arts teacher
LOL
Padlock (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
I have... She's the one who brought up the entire issue (at school) of using their and her/his. Which is why I spotted it.
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