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Question 1

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question MCQ▾

Multiple select Question (MSQ) , carry Two mark each (no negative marks) .

What can be said about the intent and nature of prescriptive rules for languages. Which of the following motivates the singular use?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Sometimes the gender information is not known and it is easier to use they then he/she

b.

The use of they in the singular replaces the sex specific he and she pronouns

c.

English is a sexist language

d.

Using gendered pronouns can lead to gendered interpretations of the messages

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