Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 20:46:04 -0500 From: "(Dale F. Coye)" Subject: Re: one as a pronoun? Someone wrote << Actually there's nothing wrong with "one" as long as it's not overused. >> I disagree. Even once is too much. What's wrong with it is it puts lots of readers off because it sounds stiff or snooty or whatever you want to call it. Not everybody, but lots. It's as though someone were saying VAHZ for vase. Besides its not needed- there's usually lots of alternatives. On further investigation, my students tell me their high school students insisted that they not use "we" as in "we can see from the the poet's use of aliteration..." and they recommend "one" instead. Dale Coye The College of NJ