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How can I replace the word you and your in essay writing so it will not be in second person?

1 Answer
Mar 3, 2018

Answer:

Make use of the words "people," "individual(s)," "one."

Explanation:

Replace instances of "you" in your essay either by using "individual" or "one" to refer to a single hypothetical person and using "people" to refer to a large group to whom something you're saying applies.

Replace instances of "your" in your essay by using the possessive forms of "individual," "one," and "people."

Examples:

"You need to be concerned about the world's increasingly tense geopolitical situation."

Becomes

"People should be concerned about the world's increasingly tense geopolitical situation."

Or

"One should be concerned about the world's increasingly tense geopolitical situation."

"Rapid automation wields the potential to put your livelihood at risk."

Becomes

"Rapid automation wields the potential to put an individual's livelihood at risk."