I'm writing content with dynamic names, e.g. "Alice" or "Bill" may be substituted in place of (name). Without knowing the gender of the name, what is the best way to reference the individual? Using "their" feels clunky. I could try to write the content in a way to avoid this issue but it gets complicated.
Sample: (name1) needs to rewrite their resume, but (name2) does not.
- Alice needs to rewrite her resume, but Bill does not. (ok)
- Alice needs to rewrite their resume, but Bill does not. (feels clunky - is this ok?)
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