A pronoun usually refers to something earlier
in the text (its antecedent) and must agree in number —
singular/plural — with the thing to which it refers.
All About Pronouns
If you wish to write naturally, don’t fuss too much about the
usage of that versus which. Obsessive correction (what has
sarcastically been called a “which hunt”) is best avoided. If
your sense of the language is not strong enough to be sure of
the right pronoun, use
that for the restrictive cases and
for the others and you won’t go wrong.
Pronouns and Pronoun- Antecedent Agreement
The basics – artfully explained.
Pronoun References: Part I – When No Substitutes Will Do by
K.K. DuVivier, 25 The Colorado Lawyer 29 (July 1996)
Ambiguous pronoun references plague much legal writing. Read
about how to fix these problems.
Pronoun References: Part II - A Case for Pronouns by K.K.
DuVivier, 25 The Colorado Lawyer 29 (September 1996) Five
pronoun problem areas that arise in legal writing and what to do
Gender-Free Legal Writing
– Managing The Personal Pronouns by
Arthur L. Close, Q.C.. British Columbia Law Institute, 1998
Having a difficult time with her/him and other awkward ways
around pronouns? Check out this gender-free style of writing -
one that avoids the pronouns entirely. This manual explores a
number of techniques that you may use to create documents that
are free of gender-specific pronouns. A terrific guide with
plenty of examples of text revised to a gender free style.
Forms of Who
That and Which
Usage & Grammar