Copy editors, dictionary officials and language experts seem to be coming around to using the gender-neutral ‘they’ in the singular, instead of ‘he or she.’
I used to be "old school" about the use of "they" as described in this article. I would certainly use it in speech, but I would never use it in written content. But as this article points out, as I become more aware of transgender issues, it makes total sense to use "they". I would rather refer a person as "they" than "it" because "it" refers to a thing, and a person is far from a thing.
What’s your take on this? Would this be a positive or negative evolution in the English language? Add your comments below.