The English language is a pain. I've tried to make this a simple as possible to understand, but sadly computers are awful at interpreting complex and often ambiguous language, so it's a little complicated.

The canonical format

Every pronoun set that the plugin uses has a canonical format. Even if you don't see or interact with it, every set has one of these, either hardcoded into the plugin, the config or the cloud database. It looks like this:

subjective/objective/progressive/possessive adjective/possessive pronoun/reflexive

They will do it if you ask nicely.


I'd really love to get to know them.


They're a very cool person.

(This isn't actually a pronoun, instead being a contraction of the subjective and conjugated verb "to be". It's just helpful to have.)

Possessive adjective

I hope their day is going well.

Possessive pronoun

Whose is that? Oh, it's theirs.


This person should be really proud of themself.

Writing out the canonical format can be a little confusing, so I wrote a webpage as part of the cloud to simplify it. Complete the sentences by filling out the boxes and it'll do the rest for you.

Setting your pronouns

(if you're here from a plugin help link, welcome!)

Fortunately, with common pronouns you don't have to worry about the canonical format - the plugin will try its best to match anything with a set.

For example, she, they, he/him, they/fae/she and any are all understood by the plugin just fine.

There are situations where the plugin has multiple sets to choose from, for example xe. At the time of writing, the database contains two variations on this set, xe/xem/xe’s/xyr/xyrs/xemself and xe/xer/xe's/xer/xers/xerself. It will pick one at random to use and inform you that it couldn't figure out which one you wanted. In this case, add more pronouns on the end until it's no longer ambiguous, or use the canonical format.