pronoun, nominative he,possessive his,objective him;plural nominative they,possessive their or theirs,objective them.
noun, plural hes.
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grammar notes for he
Those who object to the generic use of he have developed various ways of avoiding it. One is to use he/she or she/he (or he or she or she or he ) or the appropriate case forms of these pairs: Everyone who agrees should raise his or her (or her or his or his/her or her/his ) right hand. Forms blending the feminine and masculine pronouns, as s/he, have not been widely adopted, probably because of confusion over how to say them.
Another solution is to change the antecedent pronoun or noun from singular to plural so that the plural pronouns they, their, and them can be used: All who agree should raise their right hands. All writers know that their first books are not likely to be bestsellers. See also they.
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Example sentences from the Web for he
This is just one voter out of many, naturally, but he/she has enough to say for an army.A Tony Voter on Bryan Cranston’s Overrated LBJ, Neil Patrick Harris’s Underwhelming Hedwig|Michael Musto|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No he-said-she-said, no muffled sounds through the dorm ceiling, no “Maybe he has other issues.”Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds|Arthur Chu|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Law, 41, has set the “he-vage” bar high, or low, for this summer.
Kanye West finally got Kim Kardashian the Vogue cover he/she/they have been waiting for.
Whoever this tweeter was, s/he has been hearing the refrain since the day s/he got into the game.The Accidental Truth in the RNC’s Latest Race Gaffe|Michael Tomasky|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He must be The saltest fish that swims the sea.And, oh!He has a secret woe!
Mr. Newdegate was a hard-mouthed witness, but he-was saddled, bridled, and ridden to the winning-post.Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh|George W. Foote
However the he-ass is a great example of vigour, for he can cover females several times each day successively.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
He never can cross that mighty top!He's forced to let the piping drop, And we shall see our children stop!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
It's a hard word, but I've sure-ly heard her say he-li-o-trope sach-et.Pages for Laughing Eyes|Unknown