Commentary

10.2.3 Persons, singular and plural

BOILERPLATE AND COMMERCIAL CLAUSES vol 4(3)
| Commentary

10.2.3 Persons, singular and plural

| Commentary

10.2.3 Persons, singular and plural

For the sake of brevity and to avoid any confusion, it is usual to make provision to the effect that in the agreement ‘he’ includes ‘she’ and ‘it’ and vice versa1, thus avoiding any need to use the awkward ‘he or she’, ‘he or it’ and so on throughout the agreement. To make the point clear, a clause should also provide also that a ‘person’ is to include a corporate body2. For example:

‘Unless the context otherwise requires words denoting the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words

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