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Exercise: Using the third person

Use the 3rd person or it constructions to avoid using personal language.

This paragraph contains personal language.

1.My reading has shown that there are several reasons why plants are dispersed by ants. 2.The one I have found the most agreement for is that ant nests are nutrient enriched sites and therefore it may be advantageous for seeds to germinate from within ant nests (Beatie, 1985). 3.I also found that the results of this study concurred with Berg's (1975) hypothesis that seeds are protected from fire through their burial in ants nests.

Reword the passage to the third person by selecting each personal pronoun and pulling down the menu to choose from the alternatives.






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