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Section 6.17.2

Broad Pronoun Reference

Use a demonstrative pronoun only if the connectionto the intended antecedent of the pronoun is quite strong. Otherwise, your pronoun reference may be too broad, thus unclear.


Weak

The sophisticated computer sound system lets the user input pitch and durationfrom the MIDI keyboard. This facilitates musicaltranscription. [Does this refer to the sophisticated computersound system, to letting the user, or to the inputting of pitch andduration?]

Improved

Sophisticated computer sound systems let the user input pitch and durationfrom the MIDI keyboard. This direct input facilitates musicaltranscription.


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