> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Chris Mohr
> > There is a simple fudge to solve this problem:
> > (s)he
> > as in, "the A.R. delayed raising the flag until (s)he saw that the
> > offside-positioned player was actively involved in play".
> I dislike written constructions that cannot be read in standard
> English. How about simply changing the tense: The A.R. delayed raising
> the flag until having seen that the offside-positioned player was
> actively involved in the play.
> The A.R. delayed raising the flag until seeing that the
> offside-positioned player was actively involved in the play.
Who or what is "seeing"? The flag (by grammatic association) or
the person (by a well, even if incompletely, understood physiologic
The AR, upon seeing active involvement by the player in an offside
position, raises the flag.