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The sentence I've constructed is

"My boss doesn't need to tell everyone what they has to do".

It is correct to use the pronoun "they" here?

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Your use of "they" to reflect "everyone" is correct, however your verb should also reflect this

My boss doesn't need to tell everyone what they have to do

  • So in this case 'they' isn't a singular pronoun? I though it could be because i think 'everyone' is singular. Thanks! – Iam Toad Jul 10 '16 at 19:30
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    @Iam Toad: As Baby Bear said (in some versions), Somebody's been sleeping in my bed – and they're still there! Even though semantically, they is singular, syntactically we still use the plural verb form (are, not is). – FumbleFingers Jul 10 '16 at 20:30
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    (Also note that everyone is always syntactically singular.) – FumbleFingers Jul 10 '16 at 20:33

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