RE: Overuse of "It"

Subject: RE: Overuse of "It"
From: Karen <ekarenski-techwrl -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>, ekarenski-techwrl -at- yahoo -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 13:22:09 -0700 (PDT)

When you can't tell what "it" references, that is a problem.

However, my pet peeve is 60-75% of the sentences starting with "it".

Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com> wrote:
Karen wrote:

> I have a pet peeve with reports that continually use it, it, it!
> I'm looking on the web for good examples for avoiding the usage of
> this pronoun; however, finding hits on wordiness and overuse of it can
> confuse the search engines.
> Does anyone have any good links for me to distribute to my scientific
> co-workers?


Do you really have an issue with OVERUSE of the word "it", or just with
usage in which the reader can't tell to which noun "it" refers?

If it's the latter, try a Google search for


=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA


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