Category: Coherence and Cohesion

Word Choice: Personal Pronouns

Using pronouns in the place of proper and common nouns can tie your writing together, but be careful to use the correct pronoun form for the structure of your sentence.

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Balancing Repetition and Variety

As you learn to write in English, you will learn how to balance repetition and variety, to ensure cohesion. One strategy to accomplish this purpose is to vary the way you refer to people and things. After the first reference to a noun form, you can refer to it with pronouns and demonstratives until the topic changes.

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Awkward Construction

Sometimes a sentence sounds awkward or is difficult to understand because it contains multiple grammatical or punctuation errors or it might be that the idea you were trying to convey was too complicated to fit into a single...

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