I have a question about this sentence I have found during my daily study rutine of English learning:

Anyone have anything they'd like to add to the agenda?

I don't understand why is used 'they' pronoun instead of 'you' . I suppose the person is speaking to the audience, for that reason I think 'You' is the way correct.

Anyone have anything you'd like to add to the agenda?

Can you explain to me?

  • See: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they
    – user 66974
    Commented Jun 19, 2021 at 15:38
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    The sense is "Does any one (of the people present) have anything they (he or she) would like to add?" Commented Jun 19, 2021 at 15:45
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    "Anyone" agrees with a third person singular verb not with the second person/"you" form, which is why you use "does" (or "is") not "do" (or "are") with "anyone". As mentioned, "they" is singular here.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Jun 19, 2021 at 16:25
  • I didn't have any idea about "Singular they"!. Thank you guys, I will start to read about that.
    – Carmoreno
    Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 14:16


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