This handout will cover some of the major issues with appropriate language use: levels of language formality, deceitful language and euphemisms, slang and idiomatic. Technical writing and the pronoun problem: briefly nowadays, many people object to gender-specific pronouns (he, she, her, him, his, hers, himself, herself. It's common to use 'he said she said' in reported speech, but it can become boring after time here are some alternatives. Top ten mistakes students make when writing essays 1 you should only quote when either the original author said what he/she said so well that you could simply. What is the proper single word instead of he or she to use when talking about a child he or she if you are writing if you are writing a longer work (essay.
Can i use the singular “they” in apa style is it okay to use “they” or “their” to refer to a single person, or should i say “he or she” or “his or. Hi guys i have heard that when writing a formal essay, i must not use he, she and it in a essay is it right  thanks. The #1 writing no-no is to never use 1st or 2nd person “how can i use a hypothetical question as a hook to begin my essay if i can’t even use you. Essays they or he or she is it acceptable to use they instead of he or she the english language unfortunately lacks a simple singular pronoun which does not.
‘he or she’ versus ‘they’ it’s often important to use language which implicitly or explicitly includes both men and women, making no distinction between the. He/she or they a better way a friend told me yesterday about a survey she completed at work use he or she: overall, he or she is a good team leader.
Confusing pronouns: he, she, it, they, that, this, these, those by kathleen lietzau and joe essid, with help from purdue owl (printable version here. Style is most commonly used to offers examples for the general format of apa research papers apa does not recommend replacing he with he or she, she.