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Use of generic "one" without having to revel the gender

Would using a generic singular they be a good option here? or is there a better option? I suggest abandoning the impersonal pronoun "one", and replacing it with "you". The more ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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To which object in a previous sentence does "those" refer?

{Those that are there} refers to fleas. Those that are there = those that are present. Were it the cats that were orange the sentence would be The cats rarely have fleas. Those that have [fleas] are ...
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different from them vs. different from themselves

Sometimes, when no loss of clarity would ensue, there is a clear choice between the two forms where a reflexive pronoun is clearly a correct option: 'I wrapped my towel around me/myself').   The ...
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