It is especially important to use gender-neutral expressions (for example, person
) in templates for very common official documents where the text is aimed at a single person but will be reused for individuals of different sexes. These should be followed by they
, not he or she
||For whatever purposes it may serve and at the request of the person concerned, I issue this certificate.
||Each party must ratify the pact before it can take effect. They will then publish the text in their region’s official gazette in the space of six months.