How would you substitute a word for "she" and "he" if you’re writing about a specific person?


Good question because pronouns are already a substitute for the person's name. So you can use the name or a description of the person, such as their job "the teacher" or what they look like, "the tall, dark-headed man with blue eyes," or what they are wearing, "the girl in the blue dress." However, it is fine to use the pronouns also and most readers won't think they are overused unless your sentences are too short and too repetitive in style. That is where you can use my sentence starters (in this article) and hints about how to write sentences to improve:

Updated on February 22, 2018

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By Virginia Kearney