HOW NOT TO USE "I"
1) USE "This paper"
First, I will explain about the gap between Japanese English and English. => First, this paper will explain about the gap between Japanese English and English.
2) USE "We" and "us"
3) USE "The author"
I went to America last year and I found that... => In travels to America in 2005, the author found that...
4) USE PASSIVE TENSE
I discuss these five patterns in detail. => The five patterns will be discussed in detail.
5) USE HEDGERS
By knowing these characteristics, I thought that I could find how I could tell Japanese English to a native speaker. => It is considered that knowing these characteristics will help us discover how to tell Japanese English to a native speaker.
6) DON'T USE ANYTHING!!
Therefore I thought it was the most important thing to notice the words => Therefore the most important thing is to notice the words.
NOW PRACTICE: 1. As I said before, => ?