I sometimes get myself into grammar traps when I write. Here is a hypothetical example:

“If someone goes to the supermarket in Alameda County, they will need a reusable plastic bag.”

The grammar is wrong because someone is singular and they is plural. The agreement is off. It would be better to write “he will need a reusable bag,” or “she will need a reusable bag.” But each of those sounds awkward.

The solution is always to use a plural: “If people go to the supermarket in Alameda county, they will need a reusable plastic bag.”

Do you run into the same grammar dead end I run into?