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    For one thing, the unclear antecedent for "that" made me wonder if the book or the president was supposed to be the pop-up.
    You couldn't have said it better, Delmobile. I thought the sentence meant that the president was the pop-up.

    That said, could the sentence be corrected so that the pronoun - antecedent relationship is clear?

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    Thank you for leading us away from the kitchen, HaraKiriBlade. :)

    Hmmm, let's see. It will be quite interesting reading a book by a president that's a pop-up. I suppose there is an argument to be made that, since "who" is usually the pronoun we use for people, the antecedent is clear enough, but I disagree.

    First, I would add the word "book." There are too many things in American culture that pop up for "pop-up" to be immediately clear as a book, in my opinion.

    "It will be interesting to read a pop-up book by a former president" would work, but the writer is trying to hold the word "pop-up" until the very end of the sentence, to avoid giving away the joke. I think I would write, "It will be quite interesting reading a former president's pop-up book." Might even make it "United States president," to contrast that stately office with the ridiculous "pop-uo book."

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    Quote Originally Posted by esltutor View Post
    Your welcome, Delmobile.
    Um, didn't you leave something out?

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    ...reading a book by a president that's a pop-up. Isn't the author referring to Bill.

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    hee hee hee, a pop-up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Um, didn't you leave something out?
    Sure did! I guess that's what I get for reading this forum at 1am. I'll leave the error to prove I'm human.

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