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Is there a way to refer to a person (using a pronoun) without mentioning a sex? [duplicate]

I just found myself in situation that I am telling about someone who added to me in Skype: because of the nickname I think that it is a girl and used all the time the word «she». But as she didn't say ...
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How to say that my English isn't very good?

A: My English is poor. B: My English is not good. C: I am not good at English. D: My English is bad. Which one is more appropriate to use in conversation?
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“How much time” versus “how long”

Scenario: You're calling the taxi to come pick you up. The taxi driver says he can come pick you up soon. You: How long will it take you to get here? Taxi driver: It'll take me about about 20 ...
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Should I say “I don't know” or “That I don't know”?

When someone asks a question, is the reply, "That I don't know" correct? Or is the simpler "I don't know" a more correct or proper response?
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When starting a Skype conversation, what do people usually say at the very beginning? [closed]

So, I've contacted to my companion through Skype. What do people usually say first in this situation? "How are you"? or giving a name first and then "How are you"? Or are those two phrases are ...
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How to say “pay exact amount of money”

If cashier tells you that: I don't have change. Could you "pay exact amount of money"? How to say "to pay exact amount of money" in good English?
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Saying “You'll feel me on this”

So, recently, I saw someone commenting, "You'll feel me on this" on a certain post. Since I'm not really familiar with phrases that are more informal (even regarded as slang) in English, I wanted to ...
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Is there a rule or convention to make a name, in particular, name a tip? For example, is “Start with Opposite” a clear name?

There is a video (https://youtu.be/UFuxlnUeGmg) talking about a tip to start a speech or an essay. When you give your opinion, it's a very good idea to start by saying what is good about the ...