Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Wed Jul 19 22:16:02 UTC 2006

Beverly wrote:
 For the past several years I've had students who in fact tell me they were
taught not to use pronouns in writing.  The result is a constant repetition
of nouns where pronominal substitutions would have been perfectly
comprehensible.  Most annoying.

arnold bemoaned it:
 it is to weep.  i begin to think that by now I've Heard It All.  and then
along comes something like this.

surely a SOTA.

Or at least a PITA.

-- Mark
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