Ambiguous pronoun reference. Grammatically, the pronoun I’ve flagged in your essay could refer to multiple antecedents (prior nouns), or it might have no antecedent at all.
- Make sure that each instance of “it,” “he,” “she,” her,” “him,” “which,” and “this” has a single antecedent.
- If the antecedent and the pronoun are separated by more than a sentence, repeat the antecedent noun rather than use a pronoun.
It’s good practice to specify the noun that follows “this,” “that,” “these,” or “those” even if you think the noun is implied by context.
- Unclear: This tells the actor that Nerissa must go and welcome Jessica.
- Clear: This line tells the actor that Nerissa must go and welcome Jessica.