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    What does this "it" refer to? "Its innovative approach" or "that" clause after? I don't think "prove" can be used as an intransitive verb here.

    74)...Today, there are more than 1000 Grameen branches in Bangladesh, and they have made loans to more than 2 million people from 37,000 villages. Its innovative approach to the relationship between financial institutions and the working poor has made a big difference in the lives of millions of people. Moreover, it has proven that, given an opportunity and a little support, people can pull themselves out of poverty.

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    Default Re: it has proven

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What does this "it" refer to? "Its innovative approach" or "that" clause after? I don't think "prove" can be used as an intransitive verb here.

    74)...Today, there are more than 1000 Grameen branches in Bangladesh, and they have made loans to more than 2 million people from 37,000 villages. Its innovative approach to the relationship between financial institutions and the working poor has made a big difference in the lives of millions of people. Moreover, it has proven that, given an opportunity and a little support, people can pull themselves out of poverty.
    The first 'it' seems to refer to Grameen, and the second to either Grameen or the innovative approach - unless the referent is in a prior sentence.

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    Default Re: it has proven


    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    ... I don't think "prove" can be used as an intransitive verb here.

    74)...Today, there are more than 1000 Grameen branches in Bangladesh, and they have made loans to more than 2 million people from 37,000 villages. Its innovative approach to the relationship between financial institutions and the working poor has made a big difference in the lives of millions of people. Moreover, it has proven that, given an opportunity and a little support, people can pull themselves out of poverty.
    What are you suggesting? You sound as though you think it is, and that it is wrong. It isn't either

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