Using Pronouns to Build Coherence

Instead of repeating a noun in a paragraph, use pronouns to refer back to the person, place, or thing you are talking about.

Some examples of pronouns are I, you, he, she, they, we, it, this, that, these, and those.

Because pronouns refer back to their noun, they are often used to create coherence and flow in a paragraph.

  • “The students are trying to understand the concept of relativityIt is not an easy theory.”
  • “The company has developed a new marketing strategy. They will introduce the idea next week at the conference.”

Richard Carrigan, MSE

Richard Carrigan has been an educator for over 30 years and a filmmaker for the past ten years. He has experience teaching English as a Second Language in Asia and teaching university students in the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University and his graduate degree from Shenandoah University.