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I went on a trip to Onuma National Park (大沼国定公園). Unfortunately, it was raining.

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One of the resons to go there was to see Water Lilies.
I'm going to arrange them for the next Ikebana workshop.

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The Water Lilies (河骨、コウホネ) have yet to bloom, but the appearances with buds were beautiful, too.



I got the result of the last TOEIC test (May 2016).
It was 770 (Listening 395, Reading 375).
I was dissapointed that the scores have been lower and lower over the past few years.
I have to study hard.

Yesterday, I found the title, You will not use 'he' or 'she' any more, on the net.
The new word is 'they' instead of them. Because, the number of people you can't tell 'he' or 'she' is increasing.
According to the article, you can use the word like below sentences.

For example,

I often see Matsuko on TV. They(instead of 'he' or 'she') is very popular in Japan nowadays.

Using 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she' in English will make me more confused.
I don't want to use 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she', but it is also difficult to tell 'he' or 'she' sometimes in these days.







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You can see the corrections of this article on the comment site.





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In some countries, the pronoun "hix" is used, to indicate neither he nor she.

However, transgender people have their own preference.

Every day I see a person and I wonder if I should ask them "what pronoun do you use?" However, I wonder if this question is offensive!

Re: No title

Hi Always visiting.

Thank you for telling me about "hix".
I didn't know this word.
I checked it on my dictionary, but there wasn't.

English Corrections

Original Article:

I went on a trip to Onuma National Park (大沼国定公園). Unfortunately, it was raining.

One of the resons to go there was to see Water Lilies.
I'm going to arrange them for the next Ikebana workshop.

The Water Lilies have yet to bloom, but the appearances with buds were beautiful, too.

I got the result of the last TOEIC test (May 2016).
It was 770 (Listening 395, Reading 375).
I was dissapointed that the scores have been lower and lower over the past few years.
I have to study hard.

Yesterday, I found the title, You will not use 'he' or 'she' any more, on the net.
The new word is 'they' instead of them. Because, the number of people you can't tell 'he' or 'she' is increasing.
According to the article, you can use the word like below sentences.

For example,

I often see Matsuko on TV. They(instead of 'he' or 'she') is very popular in Japan nowadays.

Using 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she' in English will make me more confused.
I don't want to use 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she', but it is also difficult to tell 'he' or 'she' sometimes in these days.


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Recommended Corrections:

I went on a trip to Onuma National Park (大沼国定公園). Unfortunately, it was raining.

One of the reasons I went there was to see Water Lilies.
I'm going to arrange them for the next Ikebana workshop.

The Water Lilies have yet to bloom, but their buds were beautiful, too.

I got the result of the last TOEIC test (May 2016).
It was 770 (Listening 395, Reading 375).
I was disappointed that my scores have become lower over the past few years.
I have to study hard.

Yesterday, I found the title, You will not use 'he' or 'she' any more, on the net.
The new word is 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she', because, the number of people you can't tell are a 'he' or 'she' is increasing.
According to the article, you can use the word as in the below sentences.

For example,

I often see Matsuko on TV. *They(instead of 'he' or 'she') is very popular in Japan nowadays.

* 'They' is plural...while 'she' or 'he' is singular. If this is true...it is insanity in the name of political correctness. It is always best to use 'he' or 'she' when the sex is known. If not, then you may just use the person's name, or, for the first time, you simply explain that you do not know the sex of the person, and simply call them one by default. The person in control of the gender is not the person himself, but his biology...unless the person had undergone a complete biological change. This would include surgery and hormonal replacement. The person is not simply another sex because he or she simply wishes to be, dresses to be, and claims to be. Surgical reassignment and hormonal replacement is what makes them forever different.

Using 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she' in English will make me more confused.
I don't want to use 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she', but it is also difficult to tell if a person is a 'he' or 'she' sometimes these days.


Re: English Corrections

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.

As for your correction of the middle part,

because, the number of people you can't tell are a 'he' or 'she' is increasing.

Is it correct?
I don't understand why there is 'are' in this sentence.

Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's Question:

As for your correction of the middle part,

because, the number of people you can't tell are a 'he' or 'she' is increasing.

Is it correct?
I don't understand why there is 'are' in this sentence.


My Reply:

You are correct. Very good catch Sakae. I am embarrassed. :)

The general rule I had mistakenly not followed here:
'A' number of them 'are'...'The' number of them 'is'... .

Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hello, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you for your answer.
So, is "because, the number of people you can't tell a 'he' or 'she' is increasing." correct?

Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's Question:

So, is "because, the number of people you can't tell a 'he' or 'she' is increasing." correct?


My Reply:

No. '....can't tell is a 'he'...' is correct.
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