I wonder if there is any difference between the following two sentences?

  1. They are a member of a committee.

  2. They are members of a committee.


In the first example, it is the singular use of they, whereas the second example, it is a plural usage. Singular they is often used to be gender-neutral, instead of using he or she.

If you were referring to a single person, then the first form would be correct. However, if you were referring to more than one person, the second form would be correct.

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