02/JUN/2003 6:29 PM
||Re: 'It' as a neutral singular pronoun
"It" can also be used to refer to animals, or monsters. It is true that it is considered impolite to use "it" in reference to a person.
The use of "one" is a way of referring to "oneself" in the third person. It would be quite odd to say "one" in reference to others, for example:
"One called but didn't leave one's name"
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Is it correct? Ronaldo Cardoso 01/JUN/2003, 8:38 AM
Re: Is it correct? m robertson 01/JUN/2003, 9:20 AM
'It' as a neutral singular pronoun José Roberto 02/JUN/2003, 10:12 AM
Re: 'It' as a neutral singular pronoun Miguel Vieira 02/JUN/2003, 4:31 PM
Re: 'It' as a neutral singular pronoun pat 02/JUN/2003, 6:29 PM
Re: Is it correct? Roberto Gomes 03/JUN/2003, 9:27 AM
Re: Political correctness Miguel Vieira 01/JUN/2003, 3:38 PM
Re: Political correctness Elsa 01/JUN/2003, 6:07 PM
pronoun deficiency m robertson 01/JUN/2003, 11:25 PM
Re: Political correctness pat 02/JUN/2003, 7:58 AM
Re: Political correctness Miguel Vieira 02/JUN/2003, 4:18 PM
Re: Political correctness pat 02/JUN/2003, 6:22 PM
Re: Is it correct? André Oliveira 02/JUN/2003, 9:36 AM
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