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English for Tibetan Speakers Book 1

English for Tibetan Speakers Book 1

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 •1•
English for Tibetans
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B. Unlike some languages, in referring to other people, English specifies whether theyare male or female. “He,” “him,” and “his” refer to a male, who may be of any age. “She,”“her,” and “hers” refer to a female of any age.
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