Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 01:02:44 -0500
From: Bob Haas rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU
Subject: Re: one as a pronoun?
I've seen this in handbooks, myself, but I often warn my students that if
one were to use this construction, one might catch some flak.
On Sun, 9 Nov 1997, Ted Hansen wrote:
I believe the latest Merriam-Webster _Collegiate_ labels the _they_ usage
with a singular indef. pronoun as "standard." Also, some handbooks suggest
avoiding controversy by putting everything into the plural (though this does
not always work, I think).
UNCG Department of English
rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]hamlet.uncg.edu
"No matter where you go, there you are."