Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 21:49:31 -0500 From: Beverly Flanigan Subject: Re: one as a pronoun? Duane and Ted are suggesting nice alternatives to the one-plus-generic he or they dilemma, but in "real" productions we don't get the nice ones. Another structure I've been getting lately is the opposite of Ron's: "When people read J.D. Salinger, he or she is overcome by sadness"--a valiant attempt to be gender neutral, I suppose. This is extended to the possessive too: "They all apply his or her own standards."