Can you help me understand this English question?
The following is a paragraph from Dennis Baron’s “Facebook Multiplies Genders but Offers Users the Same Three Tired Pronouns” with all the transitions and other “connective tissue” removed. Ask students to read it once and evaluate what they think about how it’s working. Then ask them to add transitions (either individually or in groups) and perhaps share a few examples once they’ve finished. End by having them read the paragraph as it appears in the book (p. 723, ¶7) to see how the writer himself uses connective tissue.
“Only the third person singular English pronouns have gender: he, she, and it. Anderson wanted all of our first and second person pronouns, both singular and plural, and the third person plural, to express all of the thirteen genders. Seventy-eight pronouns instead of the current eight. He preferred each pronoun to have two alternates, for the times when the same pronoun must refer to different people. The first male referred to would be he, the second, hei, the third, ho. That makes 234 pronouns. That’s just counting the nominative case. If you add the possessives and accusatives, which every pronoun needs, well, you do the math.”
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