The reflexive form themselves is sometimes used but there is an alternative
reflexive form themself. Although themself has a long history (first recorded in the
In recent years, people have started to use themself to correspond to this singular
use of they and them: it's seen as the logical singular form of themselves.
The singular form themself, first recorded in the 14th century, has re-emerged in
recent years corresponding to the singular gender-neutral use of they, as in this ...
The use of themself instead of themselves is sometimes proscribed, but it is
relatively common "considering that singular they is unquestionably far less
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The question addressed in this article is whether "themself" can be used in some
cases instead of "themselves" with reference to a singular "they" or a singular ...
I typed "themself" at first, but that doesn't work because it's not a word. You can't
turn the "self" singular and leave the "them" plural. Then I typed ...
Define themself and get synonyms. What is themself? themself meaning,
pronunciation and more by Macmillan Dictionary.
themself. pron. Single form of word themselves, used when refering to person
whose sex (male or female) is not known or identified. Often used where the word
themself or themselves in singular. PAndora Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:01 am GMT.
When 'them' is used to designate an unidentified person, do you use "themselves