# "They" Lives

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last posted May 23, 2013, 4:55 p.m.

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For one example of why the "problem" with "they" is not actually a problem - i.e. the fact that it is semantically singular but morphologically plural - consider that there's another word you're quite familiar with that has this property: English's second-person pronoun, "you". English used to have a distinct, singular second-person pronoun, "thou".

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