Singular they is the use in English of the pronoun they, or its inflected or
derivative forms, such as them, their, themself, or themselves, as a gender-
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.
Jan 15, 2013 ... Although most authorities agree that it isn't currently part of the repertoire of
accepted reflexive pronouns, themself is not a rarity in today's ...
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 ...
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The use of themself instead of themselves is sometimes proscribed, but it is
relatively common "considering that singular they is unquestionably far less
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 ...
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
Feb 12, 2013 ... Dear all, Which one do I have to use in connection with "everyone"? Example:
Everyone has to do it for themself/themselves. Thanks a lot:-)!