Example from my writing:

Aru smiled back at him and at his thought. “I think there’s no need to find him.” So what if Ichi wasn't a prime number? Their hearts combined would produce a one, one that might make her infinitely happy.


What to do in cases where you have awkward pronoun repetition?

  • I don't think this question is off topic, as it does not ask for help rephrasing the example passage, but explicitly asks what to do "in cases like these" (my emphasis). The example is given to illustrate the problem and there is no appeal to help rephrase it. So please find a better reason to close this question, if you must, but I would leave it open as perfectly within site rules.
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    Commented Jan 20, 2017 at 18:38
  • I think it's borderline, but it is a common situation. "the the" is an analogous situation. Commented Jan 22, 2017 at 23:35
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    What does the second paragraph mean? Commented Jan 23, 2017 at 4:58

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There is nothing wrong with the repetition in this case. It emphasizes the important information in a pleasant manner.

If you want to avoid repetition of words, what you can do is


your sentence(s). How to rephrase will depend on the given situation, and asking for and giving help rephrasing passages is off topic on this site.

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