How to Use Gender Neutral Pronouns


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The class of words used to replace nouns in a sentence is called what?

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1. In traditional definitions, 'they' is classified as what kind of pronoun?


In the following sentence, 'applicant' is what specific type of noun?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For a long time it was okay to use a masculine pronoun to replace an abstract noun, but for some editors this is no longer the case. This assessment was made to test your understanding of how to use gender neutral pronouns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The topics covered in this assessment include:

  • The class of words used to replace nouns
  • Traditional definitions of ''they'', ''he'', ''she'' and ''it''
  • Various types of nouns
  • Making sentences gender neutral

Skills Practiced

This assessment will also provide you with an effective test of the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about using pronouns in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of gender neutral pronouns
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify grammatically correct sentences

Additional Learning

For a short yet effective review of the material covered in this assessment, study the lesson How to Use Gender Neutral Pronouns. This lesson will help you study:

  • Abstract nouns
  • Why the need to use gender neutral pronouns came up
  • Examples of how to rewrite abstract nouns using gender neutral pronouns