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    Reiterating a pronoun

    Today I have a question. Can I use a pronoun (I, you, he, she, etc.) within a sentence several times?

    I only get this short sentence. But I want only to know its principle. Can I reiterate a specific pronoun within a one sentence several times?

    --) I want to thank you and I also want to thank Peter.

    I hope others would give us a long sentence having that principle (a pronoun).

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    Re: Reiterating a pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    --) I want to thank you and I also want to thank Peter.
    *Not a teacher

    I would rephrase it this way: I want to thank you and Peter as well.

    I do not know any principle, sorry. Nevertheless, people do not tend to use a pronoun several times in a sentence as it obviously sounds reduntant. I avoid redundancy at all unless I am about to try to make puns, emphasize a meaning, write a poem, etc.

    So, Yes you can but avoid it
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    Re: Reiterating a pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    *Not a teacher

    I would rephrase it this way: I want to thank you and Peter as well.

    I do not know any principle, sorry. Nevertheless, people do not tend to use a pronoun several times in a sentence as it obviously sounds redundant. I avoid redundancy at all unless I am about to try to make puns, emphasize a meaning, write a poem, etc.

    So, Yes you can but avoid it
    OK, thank you.

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