Impersonal expressions 

It is especially important to use gender-neutral expressions (for example, person or party) 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.

Exemple correcte For whatever purposes it may serve and at the request of the person concerned, I issue this certificate.

Exemple correcte 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.
Darrera actualització: 27-10-2017
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Recommended citation:
«Impersonal expressions» [en línia]. A: Criteris de la Universitat de Barcelona (CUB). Style Guide. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics. <> [consulta: 29 gener 2022].