- “My wife was already angry; then my mother walked in. I feared for her.”
Another reason to love Benjamin Dreyer’s very fun book Dreyer’s English: He is almost as skeptical of pronouns as I am.
(He talks about pronouns in his chapter on fiction, but the pronoun epidemic is way beyond such borders.)
Avoid referring to two people by the same pronoun in the same paragraph.
He, she, him, her, they, their, it … they’re all evil, and need to be expunged.
Get that wife to go after them. Or that mother. Whichever is meaner.