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Date:         Fri, 9 Nov 2001 08:57:07 -0500
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Sender:       Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
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From:         Brian Smith-White <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: Gender Benders - a simple solution.
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On 8 Nov 2001, at 13:24, H. Brent Howatt wrote: > > -----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. > > or > > 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 mechanism). The AR, upon seeing active involvement by the player in an offside position, raises the flag. Regards, Brian Smith-White


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