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Which of these sentence is correct?

“I am a person who likes their hair”

(we conjugate with “person” we use “their” as a gender-neutral pronoun or do we put “his?”)

“I am a person who like her hair”

(I am a girl, so I conjugate with ‘I’)

Could you tell me if we conjugate with “person” or with “I”?

Other sentences could be:

“I am a person who follows their/his dreams” Or...

“I am a person who follow her dreams”

My question is more, if we conjugate with the word “person”, how does “person” need to be conjugated?

( I am confused with that singular “they” and if we must use it with words such as “person”, “someone”, “somebody”...)

**seeking something grammatically correct!!

Thank you ever so much!

  • Neither is 'incorrect' - it's entirely up to you, and may be dependent on context, whether you want to refer to yourself in a gender-neutral way or as a female. (If the latter, please note that it's likes her and follows her.) – Kate Bunting Jun 25 at 16:22
  • No, my question is what is grammatically correct. I am a girl, but what is correct. Do we conjugate with person or I? – Nina Jun 25 at 16:29
  • "Who" has gender-neutral "person" as antecedent, so I'd be inclined to use gender-neutral "their". – BillJ Jun 25 at 16:29
  • So in an essay, I must write : “I am a person who follows their dreams” because “who” has for antecedent “person” and “person” must be followed by a gender neutral pronoun? I can’t say “her” given I am a girl? (Sorry I am not a native speaker so I am a bit confused...) – Nina Jun 25 at 16:33
  • Here I’ll try to clarify things a little: in the sentence “I am a person who follows her dreams”, is it incorrect because I wrote “her” and we conjugated with “person” which is a neutral noun, so I was supposed to put “their” instead? Is : “I am a person who follows her dreams.” grammatically correct? If not, what should I write instead? – Nina Jun 25 at 16:43

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