Could male and female be a compound antecedent referenced by the plural pronoun “them”?

1 Answer
Mar 21, 2018

Answer:

Yes (the same goes for they)
There is no specific plural pronoun for guys/girls, them and they could refer to a group of guys/girls/guys and girls.

Explanation:

Examples:
Maria and Andrew called; they can't make it to the party today.

Tell Anna and Blake that they are welcome to come over.

If Jill and Dorian stop by, tell them that I went out.

The male dog and the female cat played together; their owner loves watching them.