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What is the gender neutral version of his or her?

Please don't say it or its.

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For singular pronouns, English doesn't have a gender-neutral word other than it. If you really want to avoid specifying gender, you'll have to say "the ___" instead of using pronouns.

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"The" usually works

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Unisex...

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Hoping you're much better. :-)
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Just peachy... Ravin :-)
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they, them

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does it really matter

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Them, their, they, theirs.

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Sorry, you never replace his/her with theirs. It creates a pronoun antecedent error.
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In the olden days, the gender neutral word for a group of kids was "girls".

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"His" and "Her" are possessive forms so the answer is "Their"

His apple
Her apple
Their apple (their can be singular as well as plural)

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Their is never singular
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"(used after an indefinite singular antecedent in place of the definite masculine form his or the definite feminine form her ): Someone left their book on the table. Did everyone bring their lunch?"
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In proper English, their is no gender neutral pronoun for his/her. You can do his/her, but it's actually more correct to just use his or her.

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Their, one, this one, that one, they. Them.

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