Re: use of he/she/they

Subject: Re: use of he/she/they
From: Scott Browne <sbrowne -at- UNICOMP -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 15:37:14 -0600

Tim Covil wrote:

> While we're debating this, I challenge anyone to post a pronoun-laden
> technical document that CAN'T be re-worded to avoid the use of pronouns.

While any sentence can be reworded to avoid the use of pronouns, the
problem is that it may often make the sentence more wordy and complex
than necessary and using them helps it sound better.

While any sentence can be reworded to avoid the use of pronouns, the
problem is that rewording the sentence to avoid the use of pronouns may
often make the sentence more wordy and complex than necessary and using
pronouns helps the sentence sound better.

See? :)

Scott
sbrowne -at- unicomp -dot- net
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