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Alas, the trend toward personalizing pronouns is making them far less useful for avoiding elegant variation. English is in desperate need of a set of pronouns that does not include a gender value (which is generally an irrelevant data point), but does make clear whether the subject is singular or plural (making "they" a poor candidate).--~TPW 15:43, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

Well yeah, we're certainly not trying to be flowery. On the other hand, beginning three sentences in a row with "Photosynthetic photophosphorylation is ..." might not be considered ideal by many editors. "It" and "The process" would seem to be acceptable variations in such a case, stopping well short of the "elongated middle-wavelength-coloured comestible" problem that your article so wittily highlights. All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 07:57, 4 May 2022 (UTC)