Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 21:07:04 -0500
From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: one as a pronoun?
Alan Baragona writes that his students write:
"When one reads J.D.
Salinger, he is overcome by sadness."
No, when one reads J.D. Salinger they are overcome by sadness.
For myself, the indefinite "one" is just one more tool in the pronoun
arsenal--when one needs it, it is there.