ein_wunderkind (ein_wunderkind) wrote in linguaphiles,
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"You can't buy a membership card for someone, they have to buy it in person."

Why does the pronoun change number like that? Someone/somebody is singular, but we don't use a singular pronoun to describe the "someone" were talking about.
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