Looking at the Word IT

IT Can Be Confusing

By Annette Rey

It is a word that can be ambiguous. Let’s look at IT:

Read the following example:

The plot to overthrow the king was planned by the organization. It was a strong one.

To what is it referring – the plot or the organization? You should drop it and elaborate. Doing so will enrich your writing, as well as increase clarity for the sake of your reader.

Look at the rewritten sentences, considering what the author might have been trying to convey:

The strong plot to overthrow the king was planned by the organization.

Or

The plot to overthrow the king was planned by the strong organization.

Become sensitive to it.

 

 

 

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