Medical Writing Plain Language and Readability English Grammar and Style Revising medical writing Reasons not rules: Backtracking, pronoun-induced Part 2 – Single syntactic unit revision

Volume 24, Issue 1 - Plain Language and Readability

English Grammar and Style Revising medical writing Reasons not rules: Backtracking, pronoun-induced Part 2 – Single syntactic unit revision

Abstract

This is the second of a series of three articles on pronouns that cause distraction by making the reader backtrack. In this article, we examine a technique for eliminating backtracking by making a single change to the construction of the sentence. The technique is to eliminate the pronoun that is causing the distraction by shortening the clause with the pronoun into a pronoun-free phrase.

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