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Is using "they are" grammatically correct when referencing a single person? [duplicate]

Is using "they are" grammatically correct when referencing a singular person? Like for example, "They are going to go to the grocery store". If it's not then is using you're or you ...
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This user prefers to keep an air of mystery about "them"? [duplicate]

Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them. Since "this user" is singular and "them" is plural, is using "them" as the pronoun correct here?
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When can I apply "their" to a singular noun? [duplicate]

At what times can I use plural "their" applying it to a singular noun? For example, I can say: Every student has his own learning curve and his own natural disposition. Can I also say ...
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Each of the actors did their part well [duplicate]

Can anybody help me ? Which is correct ? Each of the actors did their part well. or Each of the actors did his part well. Thanks in advance.
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Is "they" use correct in the sentence of "If the current player is unable to make a move, they lose the game" [duplicate]

I encountered a sentence, it says "If the current player is unable to make a move, they lose the game". I wonder whether they usage is correct.
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Plural determiner for a singular noun [duplicate]

If you let a person in, make sure to see their ID first. Is it grammatically correct to use a plural determiner for a singular noun in situations like this when it implies that “person”, “client”, “...
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Does anyone has a dog in "their" home [duplicate]

I have read this ELL question and this ELU question but I still don't understand how to use this one: Does anyone has a dog in their home? Should I use their or something else?
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What are the correct pronouns for referring to someone whom I have never met in person when the gender is apparent?

I want to mention someone whom I know of only by references on the Internet such as forums and blogs(clarification: I want to write about the person, not to write to the person). This person uses a ...
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Their or his or her in a sentence using "neither --nor"

1.Neither John nor Mary has done their homework. 2.Neither John nor Mary has done his or her homework. Which pronoun is suitable, singular or plural?
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If we don't know the name and gender, what should we write? [duplicate]

Hello everyone. Think you don't know the name and gender of a person. What should we write? Let's see this example: Yesterday someone on internet helped me to write a better letter, but unfortunately, ...
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"12-year-old boy changes his mind just two years later" — how old was he at that moment?

I've encountered an article from The Independent: 12-year-old boy who transitioned to female changes his mind just two years later Isn't it ambiguous, how old was he at that moment? Was he 12 when ...
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Can singular 'they' be used for a person whose gender is not clear from context?

Referring to a singular person (a lover in this context) whose gender is not clear from context, can we use 'they' instead of 'he/she' in this context? After thousands of doctor's prescriptions (went ...
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Why refering to a male dummy as "they"

I was watching "The office" season 5 episode 14 (script link), and I did not understand why they were referring to the male dummy as "they" at first: CPR Trainer: So, assessing ...
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