Sturm College of Law
Legal writing, Pronouns
In our writing we know who is who and what is what, but we often fail to let our readers know. Readers follow easily if we give them specific information. A pronoun can be a good substitute for specific information, but to avoid confusion, a pronoun must clearly refer back to its antecedent-the word or words for which it substitutes.
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K.K. DuVivier, Pronoun References: Part I-When No Substitute Will Do, 25 COLO. LAW. 29 (July 1996).