present writer vs i : Common Errors in English

About present writer vs i

Formal writers used to avoid writing “I” when referring to themselves by using instead the phrase “the present writer.” This practice is generally discouraged by modern editors, and is considered awkward and old-fashioned. Simple ”I” works fine and calls less attention to itself so long as it’s not repeated too often.

i Meaning(s)

  • (n) a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)
  • (n) the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  • (n) the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
  • (s) used of a single unit or thing; not two or more

i in News

  1. C.H.I. Overhead Doors Introduces Realtree Xtra™ Green to Accents Images

    This new addition to the C.H.I. garage door product line, which is available in Realtree™ Xtra Green, gives homeowners more great reasons to work and play in their garage. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. I-91 Northbound, two lanes reopened

    BREAKING NEWS: A serious accident on I-91 in Northampton is causing traffic problems for the morning commute.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WWLP Springfield

  3. CB&I sign comes off Edison Plaza

    CB&I sign comes off Edison Plaza Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2013 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 8:51 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 When CB&I occupied a couple of floors in Edison Plaza, the longtime home of electric utility Entergy Texas, the industrial construction company decided to place its ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Beaumont Enterprise

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