(This is the second part of Kryss Shane's column about the significance of pronouns. If you missed Part 1 you can read it here.) Last time, we talked about what pronouns are and we agreed to keep an eye and an ear out for them. Were you surprised how often you noticed pronouns being used? It's pretty impossible to avoid using them. Actually, if you want to hear someone not use them much, listen to anything spoken by Elmo from Sesame Street. You'll likely notice that Elmo tells you what Elmo thinks and what Elmo likes and that Elmo loves you. That's adorable for a moment but it's clearly not the advanced professional language you use nor what you want your colleagues and staff to use to project a professional image! Based on this, we must then acknowledge that the use of pronouns is super common and that it means we can either get it right or we can consistently make the same glaring mistakes.
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