Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 23:13:29 -0400

From: "William H. Smith" Wh5mith[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Plural 'they'

Just to add to the confusion. Last spring I asked on a British lit test

dealing with Pope's

"Rape of the Lock," "How did coquettes preserve their virginity?" One

student wrote,

"A virgin did not stay with one man long enough to lose their virginity."

Bill Smith