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    #1

    personal pronoun functions as a direct object and has no antecedent

    personal pronoun that functions as a direct object and has no antecedent

    1:I tried to lift the box, but it was too heavy
    2:I liked the film alot
    3:I consider him a genius

    I have underline the answer, hope I am right???


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    #2

    Re: personal pronoun functions as a direct object and has no antecedent

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwishop View Post
    personal pronoun that functions as a direct object and has no antecedent

    1:I tried to lift the box, but it was too heavy
    2:I liked the film alot
    3:I consider him a genius

    I have underline the answer, hope I am right???
    I have only found one that answers your description:

    I consider him a genius -- SVOC -- O has no antecendent


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    #3

    Re: personal pronoun functions as a direct object and has no antecedent

    I tried to lift the box, but it was too heavy. -- "it" = "box" (antecedent)

    In #2 there is no personal pronoun.
    Last edited by svartnik; 30-Mar-2009 at 10:32.

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    #4

    Re: personal pronoun functions as a direct object and has no antecedent

    As svartnik has pointed out, 'him' in #3 is the only direct object personal pronoun to be found in these sentences.

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