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    without it leading to marriage

    Hi,

    What does "without it leading to marriage" mean in the following sentence? Is it a typo?


    About 23% of men and women aged 25 to 34 told researchers they had previously cohabited with a partner without it leading to marriage.


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    Re: without it leading to marriage

    No. It's OK. Some prescriptive grammar books insist on 'its' so the lack of S might be regarded by some as a typo.

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    Re: without it leading to marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does "without it leading to marriage" mean in the following sentence? Is it a typo?


    About 23% of men and women aged 25 to 34 told researchers they had previously cohabited with a partner without it leading to marriage.


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    It means they lived together for a while, but a marriage did not follow from it, ie. living together didn't lead to a marriage.

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