third-person singular

third-person singular
a) The form of a verb used (in English and other languages) with singular nouns and with the pronouns he, she, it and one (or their equivalents in other languages).

"Is" is the third-person singular of "to be".

b) The pronouns he, she, it and one (or their equivalents in other languages).

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  • Singular they — is a popular, non technical expression for uses of the pronoun they (and its inflected forms) when plurality is not required by the context. The Chicago Manual of Style notes: On the one hand, it is unacceptable to a great many reasonable readers …   Wikipedia

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