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I'm an English learner, and I had a question about writing "her" twice in one sentence. For example, what would sound better for formal writing? (This is not an actual sentence that I'm using.)

  1. This part of the book highlights her kindness and confidence in herself.

or

  1. This part of the book highlights her kindness and her confidence in herself.
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Both works, but the first one is more consise so it is better.

The general rule of thumb when using pronouns multiple times in a phrase is that the pronoun should refer to the same noun.

That being said, there is an even better sentence: "This part of the book highlights her kindness and self-confidence."

I hope this helps, please comment if you need further assistance, I would be glad to help.

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