Improper us of, and agreemnt of, pronouns


New to Grammarly and still evaluating.

The examples the software give me do not fit.

Can you tell me as an example what you mean and how you would rewrite this sentence.

See example:

She slowly let out her breath.
asked Nov 18 '12 at 12:07 J Price New member

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First the disclaimer. Although Grammarly hosts this forum, the folks here are not Grammarly employees. What we know about the software, if anything, is from personal experience.


That said, remember the software is merely software. My goldfish has a better understanding of the meaning of your sentence. The software uses pattern recognition and then applies rules to those patterns. In your sentence, the software sees two pronouns and no subject nouns. This confuses the software. It wants -- as you should too -- the pronoun to refer to a noun. But because it cannot "understand" your meaning, the software does not realize that "she" and "her" refer to a subject you defined in a previous sentence. You did tell us there who "she" is, right?

link comment answered Nov 18 '12 at 12:24 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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