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comment One - does common English usage equate that to “you” (2nd person) or “he/she” (3rd person)?
‘The Cambridge Guide to English Usage’ finds a problem with both ‘one’s’ (‘the repetition . . . draws attention to its awkwardness’) and with either ‘his’ or ‘her’ (‘because of their perceived sexism’). That leaves a third option, ‘their’. That may be criticised , ‘because it follows the singular “one” with the plural “their”’. The Guide continues, however, with ‘That kind of agreement is however increasingly common after other indefinite pronouns . . . and avoids gender complications.’
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