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    Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

    Well I have a question:

    What do you think about this sentence?

    Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

    My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
    Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.

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    Default they? or those?

    Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

    Well I have a question:

    What do you think about this sentence?

    Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

    My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
    Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonghai
    Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

    Well I have a question:

    What do you think about this sentence?

    Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

    My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
    Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.
    they can represent people and things. :D

    Christmas and New Years are special occasions. They represent joy and love. (OK)

    Note,

    Christmas and New Years are special occasion where family members gather together. Those occasions represent joy and love.

    By placing "They" after the noun phrase "family members",

    ...family members.... They represent joy and love.

    the reader assumes "They" refers to "family members" because pronouns tend to refer back to the closest noun phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonghai
    Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

    Well I have a question:

    What do you think about this sentence?

    Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

    My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
    Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.
    they can represent people and things. :D

    Christmas and New Years are special occasions. They represent joy and love. (OK)

    Note,

    Christmas and New Years are special occasion where family members gather together. Those occasions represent joy and love.

    By placing "They" after the noun phrase "family members",

    ...family members.... They represent joy and love.

    the reader assumes "They" refers to "family members" because pronouns tend to refer back to the closest noun phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by gonghai
    Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

    Well I have a question:

    What do you think about this sentence?

    Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

    My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
    Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.
    they can represent people and things. :D

    Christmas and New Years are special occasions. They represent joy and love. (OK)

    Note,

    Christmas and New Years are special occasion where family members gather together. Those occasions represent joy and love.

    By placing "They" after the noun phrase "family members",

    ...family members.... They represent joy and love.

    the reader assumes "They" refers to "family members" because pronouns tend to refer back to the closest noun phrase.
    oh i see now thanks cas

    so.. those occasions would be the correct one to use and avoid confusions right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by gonghai
    Hey guys, how’s everybody doing?

    Well I have a question:

    What do you think about this sentence?

    Christmas and New Years are special occasion, where family members gather together. They represent joy and love.

    My question is here did I use they correctly or can I say
    Those occasions represent joy and love. I was told by a friend that they, he, she, I represent humans and it represent objects.
    they can represent people and things. :D

    Christmas and New Years are special occasions. They represent joy and love. (OK)

    Note,

    Christmas and New Years are special occasion where family members gather together. Those occasions represent joy and love.

    By placing "They" after the noun phrase "family members",

    ...family members.... They represent joy and love.

    the reader assumes "They" refers to "family members" because pronouns tend to refer back to the closest noun phrase.
    oh i see now thanks cas

    so.. those occasions would be the correct one to use and avoid confusions right

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