Pronouns and Pronouns

Pronouns must agree with themselves and maintain the same pronoun point of view throughout the sentence. In other words, don't suddenly switch from a "he" to a "you" or a "one" to a "they."

For example:

IncorrectCorrect
I dislike my job; you are overworked and underpaid. I dislike my job; I am overworked and underpaid.
When one travels to exotic lands, you should always take along mundane supplies such as bandaids, aspirin, and Kaopectate. When one travels to exotic lands, one should always....or When you travel to exotic lands, you should always....

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