The person shift – watch out for it in your writing

As I review student assignments, I’m noticing one of the most common errors is the person shift. For example, in a report on business etiquette in other countries, a student writes, “In Saudia Arabia, men wear dark conservative suits. Avoid wearing short skirts if you’re a woman.” There! The writing just shifted voice from “third” detached voice to the “you” voice.

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