For example, when I write an introductory paragraph and give some real life examples or experiences to build up the content that follows. I think it’s easier for the readers to relate to it. Recently I used some online proofreading app and it suggested that I should avoid words such as, I , We , You , Yours , us etc. I believe that if the content is conversational, it is more interesting. Please advise!
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I also agree with you.
HP is interesting here. If you want a high score or niche sites for your article you have to go all strict without first person. But if you make a bio making you and expert they are more lenient. Post Sunday 1st bad. Post Tues. maybe just fine.
Thanks Shanmarie for answering the question! I also believe that there is nothing wrong in using second person, but the proofreaders said otherwise.
Thanks for your helpful clarification!
Thanks Tim Mitchell for your detailed answer and clarifications! I have used Proofread Bot.com for one of my article related to personal health. Thanks for suggesting another one in your response. I didn’t know there were categories too. Thanks again
Tim, this one looks very interesting and I should go through it. I also never heard of such app with so many options. I should check my Grammarly app also to see whether it also has some options like that. Thanks for your useful advice.
ProWritingAid can be overwhelming because it checks so many things. You have to play with it and realize your style is important too. The info at their site is valuable. I use Grammarly for grammar first then use PWA for more hints.
Thanks Venkatachari ji for your response!
I agree with you but the proofreading app always wants me to change or rewrite the words, such as- you. yours. we. us and so on.
I use only the Grammarly app for my proofreading work and it is a very good thing. I never encountered such problems as to the first person or second person language uses. It corrects only when you use a half of it in the first person and rest second
Agree completely Ericdierker.It’s the first time I am doing proofreading of my article, since it was unfeatured by HP and I was advised to proofread it. I sincerely believe that writers have their own style and if it’s grammatically correct it’s fine
Very true, Eric. I always wonder why apps try to correct such spelling mistakes like humour and humor. Why can't you address a US person with your UK spellings? The apps are too much robotic.
Friend, my readers want me to be me. And then we see who thinks my writing idiosyncratic nature works for us as fellows thinking. One should not change the leopard's spots to make him appear a cheetah.
Sorry, Eric, my brother. The question in above comment was not addressed to you. It is for the general public like me who want to write English in a mixture of both the US and UK styles. You are quite Okay with your own style of writing which I love
Venkatachari I always think your comments are in the spirit of very fine general thought. You never offend or cause angst. Do you know of any app where you can plug in regional dialect? That would be fun to create.
I am not aware of plugins or any proficient with even the basic things when coming to computer knowledge. I found the Grammarly also only by chance and found it to be very useful.