I’ve written about this before, but if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. It’s a good read.
Ive written about this in another essay, so lets get right into it.
I mean, like people ask me all the time, what is reference no? When you see it, I think you understand what I mean by it.
If youve watched this video (a video about a video game), you can probably see why it would be very confusing and hard to understand. Just imagine that video game having multiple references. Then imagine that video game having more than one reference. Then imagine that video game having two references. Then imagine that video game having three references. Then imagine that video game having four references. Then imagine that video game having five references.
What exactly is the problem with that? It’s hard to see how it does any harm. It only makes it more confusing, so it probably isn’t as bad as some people think. All the references aren’t necessarily referring to the same thing, so you can’t really say that one reference is more accurate than the others.
But as it turns out, each reference is actually referring to the same thing. The first reference is simply referring to a reference number, such as 12.
All the references are referring to a single reference number. This does absolutely nothing to help the confusion, and it is likely the reason why people get confused. What exactly this reference number stands for is the same thing as the reference we are discussing. This reference number is simply a reference to a reference, and therefore there is absolutely no need to refer to the reference number. Because you already know where it stands.
It might be a good idea to use a reference number, and it might even be a good idea to use a reference number in a way that makes it clear that you are referring to the same reference number. For example, let’s say you are writing an essay about the definition of “reference number” in a specific context, and you are actually referring to the reference number 12. All the references are referring to a single reference number.
This is a classic example of making the same reference number two different ways. “The reference number 12 refers to the reference number 12,” or “the reference number 12 refers to the reference number 12.
For example, instead of having “reference number 12” or 12 as a reference, you can have “reference number 12” or 12. This makes it clear to those readers who still aren’t sure which reference number to use, and it also removes the confusion.