Harald S. wrote: > My suggestion is to finish the evolution of "you" by separating the unchanging > pronoun form ("you" in the singular and plural) from the, currently, also > unchanging plural of the verb. That is: "you is" would be the new singular > version and "you are" would remain the plural. This would eventually pave the > way for "they" to essentially become the same but in the third person. > > Mark J. Reed's example would then read: "Pat's roommate is coming. They has > their own shoes." The strange thing is that somehow that sounds better than "Pat's roommate is coming. They have their own shoes".