present writer vs i :

present writer or 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.

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  • 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
    he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
  • n  the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
  • s  used of a single unit or thing; not two or more
    `ane' is Scottish
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