Referring to the reader/audience

When referring the the reader or the audience, is it alright to use the word “they” as an all inclusive pronoun, or should I use “he or she”?

First off, it would help if you identify the elements of SOAPSTone. If the prompt is a letter addressed to a certain person or group, you should refer to the audience accordingly. I think “they” would work as a general term.

thank you!

Hey there! This is a great question, but one thing to think about would be if the reader or audience is singular. If so, “they” might confuse the reader. While many people would figure it out, the task expectation does say that you need to “Use appropriate grammar and punctuation in communicating the argument.” That said, I highly suggest following MLA/Harbrace rules including agreement with pronouns.

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ok great, thanks!

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