Indeterminate possessive

Indeterminate possessive.—“Every child should obey their parents.” Say “his parents.” “No one should incur censure for being careful of their good character.” Say his, or her  if talking more particularly of women. “Let each of us mind their own business.” Say “his own business.” Their  is frequently used improperly, as a substitute. In such cases, his  or her  should be used, according as the object most prominent in the expression, or in the speaker's thought, is masculine or feminine. In cases of doubt or indifference, use his. In the nominative we may say one. But in the possessive and objective we must say hishim or her.