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Given the lack of a gender-neutral pronoun in French, how should one refer to somebody of unknown gender?

Is there a specific rule on how you should refer to someone of unknown gender in French? For example, if you were writing a guide on how to do something and you wanted to indicate that the reader ...
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What is the feminine for “amour”?

I can see how a man would be called "mon amour." The term I might use for a woman would be "amoureuse." But even the Stevie Wonder song refers to "Ma Chérie Amour." On the other hand, the feminine ...