Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 23:13:29 -0400 From: "William H. Smith" 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