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The Gender Question

Adapted from:
Growth in English: Eighth Year

Directions: In the following, assume that you are writing or speaking to both men and women. Rewrite each of the following sentences to fix the problem with "his" or "her." 

1. Anyone can waste his time.

2. Everybody ought to do her part.

3. Neither Tom nor Beverly is doing his best.

4. Each of them is going to have his picture taken.

5. A person ought to be careful of her speech.

6. Nobody in those games exerts himself.

7. Someone left her coat on the floor.

8. Who wants to read her story to the class?

9. Will no one lend me his pencil?

10. Neither Sam nor Mary left his dirty cups in the sink.