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what pronoun substitutes the noun -person- for this sentence, please:

ie: when a person sees something, x[the person] should call the police.

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  • "he", "she", or "they". But you should add more detail to the question to explain why this is confusing. – Andrew Dec 5 '18 at 22:22
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Typically, it's ('singular') they. It's not everywhere accepted, so in some manuals 'he or she' is recommended instead, especially for formal usage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they

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    'he or she' are not enough nowadays: you've got to add 'it'. There is much to be said in favour of the concise and humorous 's/h/it', don't you think, because it does happen... it IS happening. – user58319 Dec 6 '18 at 0:23

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