Repetition Hey guys, I have a simple, get annoying problem, that I'd like your advice on. Simply put, I have three teenager friends who play crucial in my novel - think Harry, Ron and Hermione. However, when I refer to them, I always end up referring to them as "the three teenagers" or "the three friends", or else just listing their names. It just sounds stupid, repetitive and, if I list their names, a bit of a mouthful. I just can't seem to avoid doing so, though. Any advice? Any ways I can avoid having to say these things, or ways I can not refer to them? Thanks!