Benjamin Dreyer

Random House copy chief, and author of “Dreyer’s English”

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Merriam-Webster updated the definition of "they" to include its use as a nonbinary pronoun.

The significance of ‘they’ as Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Merriam-Webster updated the definition of "they" to include its use as a nonbinary pronoun.

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You've probably heard some people, especially from the LGBTQ community, using the personal pronouns "they" and "them" in place of "he" and she."

Berkeley drops gendered language from city code

You've probably heard some people, especially from the LGBTQ community, using the personal pronouns "they" and "them" in place of "he" and she."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Every day, we write emails, text messages, Facebook rants, Instagram captions. Whether you like it or not, grammar matters.

The great Oxford comma debate and grammar rules you can ignore

Every day, we write emails, text messages, Facebook rants, Instagram captions. Whether you like it or not, grammar matters.

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