I was wondering, because I couldn’t find that information anywhere, which version would be correct.
Let’s suppose somebody is telling me about :-) their :-) friend. I don’t know anything about the gender of that friend yet and I want to know how old... and here’s the question:
- (...) how old they are.
- (...) how old they is.
It’s about one specific friend that I don’t know the gender of.
Of course I could ask: „How old is your friend?” Or „How old is he or she?” but I’d like to use Singular they if possible.
So, should I ask: "How old is they?" or "How old are they?"? Or maybe Singular they doesn’t work here?