their (something)

In casual English, you can use "they" and "their" to talk about a person without mentioning whether the person is male or female:

A: I have a friend who studies dance at the same studio.

B: Oh, what's their name?

In formal English, it's necessary to say "he" or "she" and "his" or "her":

If you'd like to contact one of the artists, please write your email address next to his or her name.

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