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Every person has a right to defend themselves.

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Sentence #276485

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Every person has a right to defend themselves.

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deu
Jeder hat das Recht, sich zu verteidigen.
epo
Ĉiu havas la rajton defendi sin.
jpn
誰にも自分を守る権利がある。
rus
У каждого человека есть право себя защищать.
spa
Todos tienen el derecho a defenderse.
spa
Todos tienen derecho a defenderse.
tur
Her insanın kendini savunma hakkı var.
cmn
每个人都有为自己辩护的权利。
每個人都有為自己辯護的權利。
cmn
谁都有保护自己的权利。
誰都有保護自己的權利。
dan
Enhver har ret til at forsvare sig.
hun
Mindenkinek van joga védenie magát.
jpn
何人も自己防衛の権利を有する。
nld
Iedereen heeft het recht zich te verdedigen.
rus
У каждого есть право на самозащиту.
tat
Һәр кешенең үз-үзен якларга хокукы бар.

Comments

odexed 2016-07-17 06:45 link permalink

himself?

CK 2016-07-17 08:01, edited 2016-07-17 08:01 link permalink

I would convey the same idea as follows.

[#5280282] People have the right to defend themselves

CK 2016-07-17 08:09 link permalink

> himself?

To answer your question, in traditional grammar and formal writing, this should be "himself."

However, TRANG asks us not to change anything that could be considered correct.

I don't speak this way myself, which is why I didn't adopt this sentences and why I added it to one of my "don't use these" lists in 2012.

sabretou 2016-07-17 08:19 link permalink

@odexed This is an example of the singular they: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they

odexed 2016-07-17 08:30, edited 2016-07-17 08:31 link permalink

Thanks. I wasn't sure that the sentence was natural since nobody adopted it.

CK 2016-07-17 08:50 link permalink

For me, if I wanted the singular "they form", in this case, I'd use "themself."
I feel that some people would feel "themself" wrong, while others would consider "themselves" wrong, so that's why I would avoid the problem by not using either wording.